Former Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse wants to come out of retirement.
The Frenchman hung up his boots in October last year after suffering with a hip problem.
But, after going under the knife, the 34-year-old has now revealed that he may make a shock return to football.
“If I want to make it back onto the pitch? That is not a rumour, I have never hidden that desire,” Cisse told BeIN Sports.
“I had to stop because of a hip problem, I never stopped because I no longer had the desire to play or because I was bored of football, I stopped because of medical reasons.
“Today, those reasons no longer exist, I have received the green light from the surgeon. After my operation, things went very well, after one week I started running again.”