The Australian Football League star, whose wife Alex walked out on him when he admitted to having a gambling addiction earlier this year, is believed to be "desperate" to reconcile as a family.
The couple, who have 10-year-old Mia, 4-year-old Leni and 11-month-old Lulu, allegedly spent time in Melbourne together recently to see if they had a future.
A friend of Fevola told Woman's Day magazine: "This was Brendan's big attempt to win Alex back. He's desperate... he realises he needs her now more than ever.
"Brendan bought Alex a brand new Audi SUV. It cost him about $70,000 (£44,000). He wanted to show her he'd worked hard not to waste his pay cheque on gambling, like he had in the past. He earns hundreds of thousands of dollars each season."
Earlier this year, Alex said that she left Fevola to make him "wake up" to his addiction.