Goal understands former Sydney FC marquee Alessandro Del Piero appears close to securing his playing future in India.
The Italian legend, who left the Sky Blues at the end of last season, declared his desire to play on when in town for the A-League All Stars clash against Juventus.
And the 39-year-old is set to be unveiled in coming days as the latest marquee signing for the Indian Super League with the Delhi Dynamos expected to be the team to benefit.
The new eight-team league has already attracted players like former French internationals David Trezeguet and Robert Pires and ex-Premier League stars David James, Freddie Ljungberg and Luis Garcia.
When Goal contacted Del Piero's agent and brother Stefano earlier this month, he remained diplomatic but confirmed of an interest from India.
“During the last (few) weeks, we have received inquiries from several teams, not only from India but also from other countries. There is a lot of interest in Alessandro,” he told Goal.
The news of Del Piero's imminent move to India came on the same weekend Hungarian club Honved Budapest revealed they have also been in contact with the former A-League star.
The club, coached by Italian Pietro Vierchowod and who signed ex-Lazio striker Tommaso Rocchi this week, have offered Del Piero the number 10 shirt that had previously been retired since the retirement of Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas.
"It's true, for the last 15-20 days we have been talking to Stefano, who is Alessandro's brother and agent," Honved director of sport Fabio Cordella told GianlucaDiMarzio.com.
"We'll see what happens. It would be wonderful to bring him to Budapest. Until an hour ago everyone thought it was a made-up story. Instead we really are trying for Del Piero.
"The Hungarian population deserves him, because real football has been missing here for a few years."