Gabriel Paletta could be heading back to Serie A for Lecce, Sassuolo or Cagliari after he left Jiangsu Suning.
The former Milan and Parma centre-back went to China in February 2018, but is now a free agent after he terminated his contract by mutual consent.
That was mainly after he received an eight-match ban for violent conduct.
According to Sky Sport Italia, a return to Serie A is the most likely alternative for the 33-year-old defender.
Newly-promoted Lecce are seeking an experienced centre-back following their promotion to the top flight.
Sassuolo and Cagliari are also interested, but only if they are able to first release players in those roles.