Former team owner Eddie Jordan says the new Mercedes team wants Michael Schumacher to race for them in Formula One next year.
Jordan told the BBC that the possibility is being actively pursued by Mercedes and he believes it's going to happen.
Jordan says the plan is for 7-time champion Schumacher to be a stop-gap before Mercedes can prise German rising star Sebastian Vettel out of Red Bull.
The move would reunite Schumacher with Mercedes GP team boss Ross Brawn, who masterminded all his seven titles at Benetton and Ferrari.
The German, who will be 41 in January, had to pull out of a temporary comeback to F1 this year as a replacement for the injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa because of a neck injury.