The Brazilian who plays for the Azzurri impressed in the Andrea Pirlo role in front of the defence in the 2-2 draw with Denmark on Friday.
His contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June 2015, so a move is to be considered possible.
According to Tuttosport, Thiago Motta has a price-tag of €5m plus wages worth €3m per season.
The former Barcelona, Genoa and Inter man would be the cheaper alternative to first choice and PSG teammate Marco Verratti.
He is also more likely to make the move than other options Radja Nainggolan of Cagliari and Verona’s Jorginho.
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