Melbourne Heart CEO Scott Munn confirmed the A-League club are chasing former Leeds United defender Patrick Kisnorbo.
Former Socceroos Kisnorbo, who has appeared 18 times for Australia, was released by Leeds after only making 49 appearances in an injury-ravaged four-year spell with the club.
However, Munn said the 32-year-old was one target the Heart was chasing as they continue to finalise their roster ahead of the new season next month.
“Patrick is someone we have been talking to and he is certainly due back in the country if he is not already back,” Munn told SBS.
“He’s one of the central defenders we’ve been in discussions with. As soon as we lost Orlando Engelaar with his broken leg, we stepped up the chase for a defender and a striker. We have two foreign spots available and we will see what happens.
“He’s only turned 32 and he has a lot of strong aspects to his game. We have spoken to a few different players and it has been changing by the hour but he is certainly in the mix.
“We are only at 19 players right now.”