AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri would like to bring Kaka back to the club and has landed Valter Birsa in a swap deal.
Brazilian playmaker Kaka has expressed a desire to leave Real Madrid before the close of the summer transfer window and has been strongly linked with a return to Milan - a club he served with distinction between 2003 and 2009.
The 31-year-old still holds legend status at the Serie A club, having helped them to title glory and the UEFA Champions League crown during his time in Italy.
It remains to be seen whether Milan could finance a move for the former World Player of the Year, but Allegri admits the Samba star would be a welcome addition to his ranks.
He said: "If he was to come, AC Milan would be stronger because he is a player with great quality.
"We would need him and he would offer a great contribution from a technical and charisma point of view, even though he hasn't played a lot in the last two seasons.
"I am confident in what the club will do in the last days of the market."
One player Milan have been able to bring on board before the deadline passes is Slovenian winger Birsa, with the 27-year-old arriving from Genoa in an agreement which has seen Luca Antonini move in the opposite direction.
A statement released by Genoa on their official website read: "Genoa Cricket and Football Club announce that they have acquired from AC Milan, in a permanent move, the rights to defender Luca Antonini.
"Everything has been formalised, with the same agreement confirming the sale of the rights to Valter Birsa."