Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has declared his intention to try and re-sign Claudio Pizarro.
The Peruvian striker joined Werder on a year-long loan from Chelsea last summer and enjoyed a successful campaign.
It remains unclear where Pizarro will be plying his trade when the new season gets underway but he is expected to return to hold talks with the Blues next week.
If the decision is taken that he will leave Stamford Bridge, there are likely to be a number of interested clubs.
But Allofs is confident of securing a deal to bring Pizarro back to the Weserstadion.
He told kicker-Sportmagazin: "We are intensively working on having him here for the new season and potentially also for more than just the new campaign.
"He is a great striker and has shown what he can do for the club."