Western Sydney Wanderers are interested in striker Robbie Keane.
The 36-year-old has said he is targeting one final challenge in club football after leaving LA Galaxy, and the A-League side are monitoring the situation.
“He’s certainly a player it’s hard not to have a look at,” coach Tony Popovic said, adding that the club was considering several new players.
“But obviously Robbie is the one everyone is talking about at the moment.
“He’s had a fantastic career, he’s a great player and still scoring goals, so he’s certainly a player we’d have a look at.”
The Roar loom as Western Sydney’s stiffest competition for Keane, should he be interested, with managing director Mark Kingsman saying they’ll make a tilt.
But coach John Aloisi was more vague, insisting he’d heard nothing about it and pointing out that he hadn’t spoken to his former Coventry City teammate in 15 years.
“I know Mark, our managing director, has mentioned it in the media but as a football department or the owners, I haven’t spoken to the owners about any marquee player,” Aloisi said.
“They’re the ones who will decide if we’re allowed to get a guest marquee player, and then we’ll decide if it’s good for our team.”