Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): Ace swimmer Ian Thorpe is reportedly considering a bid to win relay gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
Fox News reported that Thorpe, 27, discussed his plans with Australia's current batch of crack male sprinters - Eamon Sullivan, Andrew Lauterstein, Ashley Callus and Matt Targett - at the Commonwealth Games trials in Sydney last month, allegedly saying: "Let's get the 4x100 in London."
His return, if successful, could produce one of Australia's most stunning victories and cap a fairytale result for the megastar.
It would also herald a new era of endorsements for Thorpe who has admitted he has struggled financially since quitting the pool.
Australia's most prolific swimmer stepped away from the sport in 2006, but is now believed to be eyeing an Australian team spot in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay, with hopes of ending his career with a bang rather than a whimper.
For him to be eligible to compete at the London Olympic trials in March 2012, he needs to announce his return to swimming's world governing body FINA within the next 18 months. (ANI)