AC Milan have not ruled out the possibility of signing Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani before the transfer window closes.
The Italian midfielder played on loan at Milan last season, where he scored one goal in 23 league appearances for the Rossoneri. Milan are looking to reinforce their midfield line with Clarence Seedorf, Gennaro Gattuso and Mathieu Flamini all out of contract this summer.
"Before August 31, another midfielder will arrive, it could be Aquilani or somebody else," Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"We haven't spoken yet to Aquilani. He is a Liverpool player."
Aquilani's agent Franco Zavaglia revealed on Wednesday he had not received any offers for his client and that the 27-year-old midfielder was set to return to Liverpool.
Aquilani is under contract with the Premier League side until June 2014 but is considered the ideal replacement for Flamini, who will not be offered a new deal at Milan.
"The time has expired for Flamini and we have already told his lawyer that we will not wait any longer," Galliani said.
The former Arsenal midfielder joined Milan in 2008 but missed most of last season with a serious knee injury.
The Frenchman will become a free agent next month.