Villarreal remain interested in Juventus midfielder Tiago.

With Rio Mavuba seeking a move out of Spain in January, Villarreal chiefs are eager to strengthen their midfield options and fancy a loan deal for Portugal international Tiago.

Despite a public row with Juve coach Claudio Ranieri, Tiago was selected for last night's 3-0 victory over Empoli and had a hand in all three goals.