Thiago Silva wouldn’t be technically a free agent for Juventus, but there is a clause in the Paris Saint-Germain contract.
Bianconeri director general Beppe Marotta commented several times over the last couple of days about this “opportunity” that he said is reminiscent of the swoop for Andrea Pirlo from Milan.
While it’s true that Thiago Silva’s contract is due to expire at the end of this season, there is an option automatically adding another year if PSG qualify for the Champions League.
As failure to achieve that is unlikely, Thiago Silva is effectively under contract to 2018.
However, Tuttosport also point out there is another clause in the deal allowing him to buy out of the contract next summer for a relatively small fee.
The 32-year-old would be eager for a reunion with Max Allegri, having worked with the Coach at Milan from 2010 to 2012, winning the Scudetto and Italian Super Cup.
Milan are also eager to bring Thiago Silva back to San Siro and will have fresh funds once the club has completed its Chinese takeover in November.