Sao Paulo have expressed their interest in luring unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Kaka back to Brazil on loan.
The 28-year-old's career has nosedived since he left AC Milan for the Spanish capital in the summer of 2009 and Real boss Jose Mourinho said earlier in the week that he was prepared to let the currently injured player return to his homeland on a temporary basis.
Sao Paulo's vice-president Carlos Augusto de Barros responded to the news by telling Eldorado: "The news is surprising. Kaka has been linked by all the media with a move away from Real by Mourinho.
"However, there is a huge distance between him being freed and coming to play in Sao Paulo.
"As of now there is no offer, but we would love to open one up. I am sure that, if this did happen, every Sao Paulo fan would be delighted."