The board hopes to lure the international striker services on a loan deal to solve the team’s current striking crisis.
“We will contact Al Shabab president to know if they are willing to let him go before we ask the player himself,” Ahly's marketing manager Adly El-Keiy told a TV programme on Tuesday.
“The details of the deal will be discussed by a football committee before the final decision,” he added.
Ahly’s front line has suffered a lot since the Angolan international left the club following the departure of his beloved coach, Manuel Jose Da Silva after the 2008/2009 season.
The 31-year old international striker recently returned to the Saudi club training sessions after recovering from a knee injury that has kept him out of action since last May.
Flavio joined the Red Devils in 2005 from Petro Atletico and after having a very unsuccessful first season, he became one of the key elements of the team, scoring 58 goals in 157 appearances.