AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that the European champions still have a better than even chance of bringing Andriy Shevchenko back to the San Siro.
The Ukraine ace struggled to make his mark after a £30million move to Chelsea last summer and has been linked with a return to Milan on several occasions.
Berlusconi told an Italian television show: "Up to a few days ago, when I spoke to Adriano Galliani, I thought Sheva's chances of coming back were 80 per cent.
"If things had changed and that percentage had dropped to 50, then I am sure Galliani would have told me.
"Shevchenko wants to return and his wage demands would not be a problem, as his salary would be the same as the other champions.
"Obviously we need to find an agreement with Chelsea, but I think he would be an ideal addition to our attacking department.
"I consider Sheva my son. I have shared many important moments with him, like his father's operation and the birth of his son, who I am godfather to."
Shevchenko scored 14 goals in 51 appearances for the Blues last season, but only four of those strikes came in the Premier League.