Miroslav Klose has given the biggest hint yet that he is ready to swap Werder Bremen for Juventus.
The frees-coring Germany international has told Werder that he is likely to quit the Bundesliga in the summer for foreign shores, with Italy seemingly his most likely destination.
Fallen giants Juventus look on course to make sure their sojourn outside of Serie A remains a short one and on the proviso that they regain their top flight status, Klose would be keen on a move there.
The German Sportsman of the Year concedes he is flattered that Juve boss Didier Deschamps has shown an interest, unconcerned at the fact the Old Lady will not be playing European football next season.
"I already told the Werder management that I am interested in moving to a foreign league," Klose told Tuttosport. "I am only 28 and I can still do well.
"I have read that Coach Didier Deschamps said very nice things about me and I want to thank him.
"It is flattering to know that the boss of one of the most important sides in the world has a high consideration of me.
"Not playing a European competition next season would not be a problem for me.
"Obviously a professional must examine the situation carefully before deciding such an important move, but playing the Champions League is not my priority.
"What really matters is the club's project for the future, the important thing is for Juve to immediately return to Serie A."
Meanwhile, Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has reiterated his desire to keep hold of the likes of Gianluigi Buffon and David Trezeguet.
"I hope strongly they will remain but everything will depend on the results," he said.
"We will try to do our best. It is not a mystery, already in the summer we worked to keep several players.
"The only regret is that we allowed many to leave."