Manchester City are claimed in the Mirror as eyeing a deal to bring Andrea Pirlo in on loan in January.
The New York City FC star is said to be considering a loan move back to Europe, in hope of boosting his hopes of making the Italy squad for Euro 2016 next summer.
Liverpool and Chelsea were linked with moves for the 36 year-old during the summer, before he opted to take up a new challenge in the MLS instead, where he teamed up with Blues legend and all-time top goalscorer Frank Lampard.
Manchester City are now said to be looking to bring him to the Etihad, but could face competition from former manager Roberto Mancini, who is claimed to be keen on bringing him to Inter Milan.
Italy are renowned for picking their squad from the players playing within their league, but Graziano Pelle and Matteo Darmian are both first-team regulars in the Premier League and the first-team, which could help City to strike a deal with their partner club in America.