Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky could return to his native Czech Republic this summer, with fans of former club Sparta Prague having claimed they are ready to contribute a certain amount of money to ensure a deal can be reached.
The 34-year-old, who progressed through the youth system to begin his senior career with Sparta and currently captains his national team, is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium at the end of next season after nine years in the Premier League and recently confirmed he will make a decision on his future at the end of this campaign.
Indeed, Rosicky also held discussions regarding a potential exit in August 2014 and, despite featuring more regularly for Arsenal at the turn of the year, a total of just five top-flight starts this term suggests he has slipped back down the pecking order under manager Arsene Wenger.
Sparta have frequently been mentioned as a potential next destination for the player and supporters appear very eager indeed to see him return.
"If you decide to bring Tomas Rosicky to Sparta, we are ready to contribute with some finances for the transfer's realisation," a letter from supporters addressed to the club proclaimed, according to reports from the Daily Mirror.
"At the moment we cannot promise a particular financial amount. But we are ready to do maximum, to inspire Sparta fans to raise the sum as high as it can be. We will actively and fully support also some related activities of the club, for example the sale of Tomas's shirt, and special souvenirs."
Rosicky made his first appearance for Arsenal in almost two months on 20 May, replacing Mesut Ozil for the final nine minutes of a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Sunderland.
While that result guaranteed the Gunners will finish third this season and therefore avoid having to negotiate another potentially tricky two-legged Champions League play-off in August, many supporters appeared frustrated at a patchy run of form that has included just one league win in five matches.
Arsenal face West Bromwich Albion next in what is effectively a final-day dead rubber with neither side having anything substantial left to play for. Wenger's side will then attempt to retain the FA Cup against Aston Villa at Wembley on 30 May.