Floyd Mayweather Jr. has told his adviser, Al Haymon, that the best solution for Manny Pacquiao's future would be to face Adrien Broner.
The Philippine ace has already confirmed in several interviews that his next fight will be against the controversial Cincinnati native in January 2019.
Broner, 29, last fought in April against Jessie Vargas, which resulted in a 12-round draw.
Having won the WBA 'regular' welterweight title by knocking out Lucas Matthysse, the Philippine senator now seeks a new challenger.
Mayweather spoke of the news on Pacquiao's next fight and how the 39-year-old is now under Haymon advisory.
"So, Pacquiao is now under our umbrella - the Mayweather and Haymon umbrella... I like to say that we're one, that me and Al Haymon are one," 'Money' told TMZ.
"He's been like a father to me, as far as in the business world. I have two fathers, one who taught me the fight game and one who taught me business on the outside."
Mayweather's message to Haymon
The former five-weight world champion has taken a keen stance on remaining within the sport of boxing and emphasised the role he played in organising the fight.
"I think the best fight for Pacquiao... I told Al Haymon that the best fight for Pacquiao is probably the Adrien Broner fight," Mayweather added.
As for the speculation surrounding a potential Mayweather v Pacquaio rematch, Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza revealed that Mayweather is 'very serious about the fight'.
There have also been reports of a rematch against Canelo Alvarez, and his new record-breaking deal with DAZN has sparked new intrigue into the Mayweather saga.
Having fought just once since his 2015 retirement, in a fantasy match-up against UFC's Conor McGregor, Mayweather has shown that money can be a tempting resource in yet another potential return.