Santos are hoping to strike a deal with AC Milan that could see Robinho re-join the club on loan.
The Brazil international began his career with Sao Paolo side before playing for Real Madrid and Manchester City.
In 2010 he returned to Santos on loan from City, a deal the club are hoping to repeat in the New Year.
Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro would love to have the talented striker back among the ranks for their 100th anniversary.
However, he accepts that AC Milan need to sanction a deal before the club can get too excited about the superstar returning.
"We might have Robinho back on loan next year," Ribeiro told Globoesporte.
"Milan wouldn't lose out, as Robinho still has an entire career ahead of him.
"This way the player would have the chance to play at home again and participate in the 100th anniversary of the club.
"It's difficult, but not impossible. We are focused on the 2011 Club World Cup in December, but afterwards we will go back to trying to make his return possible.
"I asked Robinho when he would return. He answered that, if it was up to him, he would be here for the centenary. Of course this doesn't just depend on him or me, permission from Milan is essential."