Cruzeiro and Palmeiras eye-up Thiago Ribeiro
Thiago Ribeiro, 26, moved from Cruzeiro to Cagliari last summer, but has failed to settle in Italy - scoring just five times.
Cruzeiro have long since shown an interest in returning the striker - who scored 48 goals in Celeste colours - but are now rivalled by Felipao's Palmeiras
"There is not much we can do in the case of Thiago," said Palmeiras' Director of Football Cesar Sampaio.
"We have to wait. It is not an easy negotiation, but we are willing to talk. With some financial engineering, we can bring this player.
"It depends on what the Italians want to do there, but it interests us very much."