Melbourne Victory is reportedly close to securing former skipper and Socceroo Mark Milligan.
Milligan, who captained the side to the 2014-15 A-League Championship, left in 2015 on a lucrative deal to UAE club, Baniyas.
However, with his two-year deal expired and the side recently relegated he is on the look out for a new club.
Milligan was on the verge of joining English Champions side Bolton Wanderers, before he was denied a work permit to join the club due to strict FA rules on non-EU passport players scuppered the deal.
The World Game reports the Victory are confident of luring Milligan back to AAMI Park and are willing to offer the 31-year-old an $800,000 per year deal.
Milligan made 74 appearances with the Victory in three seasons, scoring 11 times. He has also played 59 games for Australia and netted six goals.