Lichtsteiner's contract with Juventus expired at the end of the season and the 34-year-old is now available on a free transfer.
A number of Chinese clubs were thought to be interested in signing the Swiss captain, but he has reiterated that the decision as to his next move will not be influenced by money.
It's time to say thank you to all dear fans, the club and my team mates who in the past 7 years have been by my side in this incredible Juventus-story! A story full of unforgettable moments that I will keep in my heart forever! Here’s a little tribute See my post on FB/Insta pic.twitter.com/zPQChiuZdq— Stephan Lichtsteiner (@LichtsteinerSte) May 20, 2018
"I don’t chase money and I need a place where I’ll have a good quality of life," Lichtsteiner explained, as quoted by the Metro. "My wife and children have to be happy and that wouldn’t be the case in China. I don’t need more money."