The 30-year-old Portuguese star, who currently plies his trade in La Liga for Atletico Madrid, is understood to be a January target for a number of top-flight clubs in England.
But following the arrival of Michael Essien a year later, Tiago was sold to Lyon for a cut-price €10million fee - a move that was later described by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as a 'huge mistake'.
Two years later, Tiago was on the move again - this time on his way to Italy with Juventus. The talented midfielder enjoyed mixed fortunes in his four years in Serie A before heading to Spain last summer.
However, having struggled to hold down a regular place in the Atletico side this season, Tiago appears to be open to a move back to the Barclays Premier League.
The Portuguese star brings with him a wealth of experience having played at two World Cups, and having also featured in four of Europe's top leagues, the journeyman could prove to be a valuable addition to a number of teams this transfer window.