Corinthians have announced they have opened preliminary talks to re-sign wantaway Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.
The Argentine spent two years with the Brazilian side between 2004-2006 before making his move across the Atlantic to the Premier League.
And now, five years and three clubs later, Tevez is keen to return back to South America to be closer to his family in Argentina.
While a return to Boca Juniors at this early stage of his career appears out of the question, Corinthians are looking to land the striker in a sensational £35 million move.
Corinthians' vice-director of football Duilio Alves told Lancenet that both parties are interested and that a move is not an impossibility.
"He is interested in returning, everybody knows that. He has said several times he would play for Corinthians or Boca Juniors again. With that interest on his part, we are interested in his coming. For that to come true, it is distant. But we are going after him and we have initiated talks," he said.
"It is not impossible. We are going to try to discover all the details. It is a dream we are trying to make true. I do not want to give false hope to the fans. We will try. That is what all can say.
"It would have to be a loan. We cannot buy him, that is an absurd figure, and not viable for the Brazilian football market."
While there may be interest on both sides, a deal would have to be done swiftly as the Brazilian transfer window closes on July 20.
That could be aided by the links between Tevez and Media Sports Investment, the company who controlled Corinthians for a short spell and who Tevez's adviser, Kia Joorabchian, still heads.
Joorabchian told ESPN Brazil: "Corinthians have got in touch and we are now looking at the possibilities, but I cannot say anything else. Tevez likes Brazil and wants to play for Corinthians again."