River Plate president Rodolfo D'Onofrio would welcome the chance to re-sign Esteban Cambiasso, but expects the Inter Milan midfielder to move to Major League Soccer.
Cambiasso spent a year with River Plate earlier in his career before the Argentine joined Real Madrid in 2002.
He has enjoyed the past decade at Inter, making over 400 appearances, but he is out of contract at the San Siro at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old has yet to be offered an extension by the Serie A club and Inter president Erick Thohir recently confirmed a decision on Cambiasso's future would be made by the end of the season.
Cambiasso has previously been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, while a return to River Plate has also been mooted.
However, D'Onofrio believes that, when Cambiasso does leave Inter, the midfielder will sign for a club in the MLS.
D'Onofrio told Telam: "I would really love to bring him back here, but I can say with certainty that, when Cambiasso leaves Inter, he will continue his career in the United States."