Milan playmaker Ronaldinho is open to a move back to Brazil, possibly with Palmeiras, according to his agent and brother Roberto de Assis.
The 30-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Milan have intimated that they will risk letting it run down rather than offer him a new deal right away.
Palmeiras went public with their interest in Ronaldinho last week and it appears that the players' entourage is now considering a return to Brazil to be a very real option.
The Brazil international has lost his place as a regular in Milan's starting line-up and while he has frequently spoken of his desire to stay at San Siro, Ronaldinho is reportedly becoming frustrated.
Speaking to Radio Bandeirantes, de Assis said: "Ronaldinho would like to return to Brazil also because he has the desire to win the trophies that he is still missing like the Brasileirao and the Copa Libertadores, and Palmeiras are a club of great prestige.
"But this isn't the moment to give percentages because his contract with Milan expires at the end of June and first of all we want to listen to their opinion."