By FOX Sports Staff
The Ukrainian retired from football after the completion of Euro 2012 and vowed to pursue a career in politics. However, he has not achieved much success there as Ukraine – Forward!, the party he represents, failed to win a constituency and secure a seat in parliament.
Shevchenko was playing last week for a team consisting AC Milan greats against an Indonesia All Stars XI in Jakarta and talks were said to have developed in the prospect of the 36-year-old plying his trade once more in the Southeast nation.
Mitra manager Roni Fauzan, when pressed, could not confirm the former striker's availability but stated that the former striker was open to a return to active football, albeit for a short stint.
"Obviously we're interested in Shevchenko, but we have to continue to discuss this question, particularly the financial aspects," Fauzan told reporters.
"Andriy has made clear that he is not against joining Mitra Kukar, but at the moment we don't know how much he'll be able to play.
"We'd like to invite Andriy for 10 games, but he apparently is happy to play no more than five times.
"The problem is about the duration he can play for Mitra Kukar. Regarding the contract fee, I think we can provide the funds, but we need to speak with the management."
Shevchenko last featured for Dynamo Kyiv and scored two goals in last year's European Championships.