Roberto Carlos is keen to return to his former club Real Madrid and is prepared to play for free, the Brazilian left-back was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Roberto Carlos, who played 475 times for Real between 1996 and 2007 and scored 62 goals, told Spain's As newspaper he had decided to leave his Turkish club Fenerbahce in December.
"I would be prepared to play six months in Madrid without pay," the 36-year-old said.
"From January to June and who knows maybe I could stay around a year more."
Asked whether he was serious about playing without pay, he said: "Of course. I would like to. I spent some marvellous years in Madrid, I won everything and I consider it my home."
Roberto Carlos won four Spanish league and three Champions League titles with Real and said even if he could not return as a player he would like to coach in the club's youth setup.