Livorno are planning an audacious attempt to sign former Milan defender Alessandro Nesta on loan during the MLS break.
The Tuscan club currently lie second in Serie B, having been relegated from Serie A in 2010.
Aged 36, Nesta left Milan last May after 10 years of service at San Siro, rejecting a new deal with the Rossoneri in favour of joining up with fellow Italians Marco Di Vaio and Matteo Ferrari at MLS club Montreal Impact.
Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, Livorno President Aldo Spinelli revealed that at a dinner with Impact owner Joey Saputo the idea of bringing Nesta to the Stadio Armando Picchi had been broached.
“Yesterday at dinner the owner of Montreal explained to me that from October to March, their League is stopped,” the Amaranto patron said. “Hence the idea was born of taking the greatest defender of all time on loan.
“Certainly, it won't be easy to carry out. Maybe the player wants to rest, maybe I will try other teams. But we'll try anyway. With Nesta in defence Livorno would win the championship.”
Nesta would be following in the footsteps of David Beckham, who twice played for Milan during the MLS break in 2009 and 2010.
Whether he would be willing to return to Italy so soon after leaving, and play in the the second tier, is another question.