Kevin-Prince Boateng revealed he went on the charm offensive to try and get brother Jerome to join Juventus this summer.
Despite playing for Fiorentina - who take on Juventus this weekend - he looked to reunite with his brother in Serie A.
Speaking to Bild, the Fiorentina attacker suggested he could have lined up against his younger sibling this weekend had things gone differently in the transfer window.
Jerome Boateng was encouraged to make move to Italy by brother Kevin-Prince this summer
Kevin-Prince Boateng plays for Fiorentina but tried to sell the allure of Juventus to his brother
'It would've been great to see him here, above all because it doesn't look like he'll play much for Bayern,' he said.
'In any case, I recommended Juventus to him. Juve are a great club. Serie A is very interesting.'
The two brothers have played against each other in the past, most notably when they were both active in the Bundesliga.
Jerome Boateng has been a long-standing player at Bayern Munich and he came up against Kevin-Prince Boateng when he was at Schalke in 2013.
With Juventus losing talisman Giorgio Chiellini with a torn ACL for at least six months, Jerome Boateng was viewed as a last-minute deal to add cover defensively but a deal failed to materialise.
The two brothers played against each other when Schalke met Bayern Munich back in 2013