Juventus are eyeing Barcelona defender Lilian Thuram for a return to Turin in January.

Controcampo says Juve have maintained contact with the French veteran since winning their return to Serie A last season.

Thuram has always insisted he did not want to leave Juve when they were demoted two seasons ago and a return to the Bianconeri could be on as the Italians seek a replacement for knee injury victim Jorge Andrade.