According to sources from the German news agency DPA, Germany wants to admit 1,500 refugees who were in the burned-down refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos.
It would mainly concern women and children. The proposal has already been discussed with the Greek government.
The campfire has left more than 12,000 people homeless. The Greek authorities announced on Tuesday that they had transferred about 800 people to another camp in Lesvos.
The German plan was drawn up by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. It has not yet been discussed with the Social Democratic coalition partner SPD.
SPD leader Saskia Esken has previously indicated that the party wants Germany to accept more refugees from Moria.
The German Ministry of the Interior, in consultation with Athens, wants to send a delegation to Moria to see which refugees are most in need of protection. Those people could then come to Germany.