Nurnberg would be interested in signing Brazilian defender Breno should his prison sentence be relaxed this summer.
Former Bayern Munich player Breno, 23, is currently serving a three-year and nine-month prison term for arson after burning down his home in Munich in September 2011 - but according to a report in Focus magazine, he may be given day release later this year.
"We would love to help Breno," Nurnberg's director of sport Martin Bader said. "He is a great lad with a super character, and it would also make sense for us since we would be getting a good central defender."
Breno played six months on loan for Nurnberg in 2010 before returning to Bayern, although the chances of him appearing for the club again are reduced by the fact he signed a three-year contract with FC Sao Paolo last year.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.