AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano could return to training at the end of the month according to club owner Silvio Berlusconi.
The Italy striker is recovering from undergoing a minor heart surgery at the beginning of November and is expected to miss most of the rest of the season.
Milan have been linked with Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez and Catania forward Maxi Lopez but Berlusconi says "the doctors haven't ruled out the possibility Cassano could return to training at the end of the month."
Cassano was hospitalized after falling ill on the team plane following Milan's 3-2 victory at Roma on October 29.
Before the illness Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi - who is recovering from knee surgery - were Italy's first-choice strikers.