AC Milan could bring a leading player to the club during the winter transfer window - but only on loan.
The Rossoneri have been linked with Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez and vice-president Adriano Galliani told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Whoever comes to Milan in January will be on loan for free, with an option to make that stay permanent.
"Tevez? We will see, there's time. Probably if we had not had (Antonio) Cassano's situation, we would remain as we are."
Milan are looking to reinforce their attacking line with Italy striker Cassano ruled out indefinitely after undergoing a heart procedure earlier this month.
Tevez's advisor Kia Joorabchian held talks with AC Milan in Italy last week, but City are understood to only be interested in a direct sale, not a loan, and then only if the price suits them.