The former Hungarian champions claim to be sending one of their midfielders to the A-League, and Phil Moss admits he's on the radar of the Gosford club
"He's certainly one we've been looking at," Mariners coach Phil Moss said on Monday.
"There are a few foreigners in our sights. We obviously signed Malick Mane, who's a Senegalese international and Richard Vernes is certainly one we've been looking at as well as a few others."
Hungarian outlet Nemzetisport have reported the temporary switch as a done deal, while parent club Honved have released a statement on their website claiming the midfielder is headed to Gosford.
Vernes, 22, began his youth career at Ferencvaros before joining Honved in 2007. He made his senior debut in 2010 and has gone on to tally 46 league appearances for the club, scoring nine goals.
The midfielder has represented Hungary at U-20 and U-21 level.
'Hopefully something will crystallize in the next few days," added Moss.