AC Milan assistant boss Mauro Tassotti admits the club are interested in Carlos Tevez, but would need to assess him before making a move.
AC and city rivals Inter Milan are emerging as the most likely candidates to sign Tevez, who remains AWOL from City.
The Argentine striker returned to his homeland earlier this month without City's permission and he is yet to report back to training.
This came after City fined the player two-weeks' wages for breach of contract, following their Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich on 27th September.
Tevez has not been involved for City since the defeat in Germany and Roberto Mancini admitted last week that he does not see a way back for the player.
Now Milan assistant boss Mauro Tassotti has confirmed their interest, but admitted they would need to look at the player first - before deciding on any move.
"Tevez to Milan? He is a great player but we need to evaluate his condition and his head because as well as technical ability, you need to be mentally ready to play," he is quoted by the Daily Mirror.
"There are problems with Manchester City but it could be an idea."
Meanwhile, Milan legend Alessandro Costacurta added to the calls for the club to bring Tevez in - insisting he would be perfect for them.
"Tevez would be perfect to substitute Cassano," Costacurta said.
"I get the impression that he could create some problems if he is left on the bench though - and that will happen at Milan when you consider the forwards they have in their squad.
"He would have to be managed properly. Nevertheless, he is the ideal attacker for Milan."