Edwin Van der Sar has left the door slightly ajar for a surprise return to international football ahead of the World Cup next summer.
The Manchester United shot-stopper, who is currently recovering from a hand injury, announced his retirement from the Holland squad in October 2008 after accumulating a record 130 caps.
However it appears the 39-year-old could be eyeing a return to the international fold having enjoyed another successful season at Old Trafford last term.
The former Juventus and Fulham keeper is a veteran of four World Cups but it is believed that with South Africa 2010 on the horizon he could be tempted to return and maybe end his career on the biggest stage of all.
"The rehabilitation of my injury is the most important thing right now," he told the Daily Telegraph.
"After that, I will focus on United and then we will see what is happening with the national team."
Meanwhile reports in Germany suggest that Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler has a clause inserted in his contract that allows him to leave if the Red Devils come in for him.
The 24-year-old German international has established himself in the Leverkusen starting XI over the past two seasons, earning rave reviews.