What The Papers Say - 16 August

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South American network TNT Sports claims that Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has turned down an offer from Everton.

The 25-year-old instead reportedly prefers a move to his native Brazil as a loan switch to Flamengo a potential destination.

The decision to return to Brazil is believed to be in an effort to break into the national side.

Everton are in advanced discussions with Royal Antwerp over the signing of Aurelio Buta, according to journalist Rudy Galetti.

The reporter provided an update on Twitter and believes a deal can be struck for the right-back in the region of £3.4million.

Buta has appeared four times this season for the Belgian side and assisted on three occasions.

From one Portuguese man to another, Joao Virginia is set to join Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan Record reports.

The Portuguese outlet writes that the 21-year-old goalkeeper is currently self-isolating but upon the end of his quarantine period, he will fly to Portugal and sign for the side.

It is believed the deal would include an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.