Reports have surfaced that A-League side Melbourne Victory are in the final stages of negotiations to sign former Liverpool forward Harry Kewell.
The 32-year-old Australian was released by Galatasaray at the end of last season and has been involved in negotiations with at least two A-League clubs, while also being touted to teams across Europe.
Victory had been reported in local media as having given the Sydney-born striker an ultimatum and, when that passed, posted a statement on the club’s website.
“In relation to media reports surrounding the deadline, Melbourne Victory Football Club can confirm that it is in the final stages of discussions with Harry Kewell and his management,” read a statement
“We expect to be in a position to announce an outcome shortly.”
Kewell has spent his entire senior career in Europe after going to England as a 15 year old for a trial with Leeds United.