After missing out on Fernando Torres, Sydney FC are continuing their search for a marquee player and have seemingly tapped Argentine striker Carlos Tevez on the shoulder.
Fox Sports reports that the Sky Blues and Tevez held talks but nothing is expected to come from the discussions.
Tevez is currently playing for boyhood club Boca Juniors after cutting a controversial stint with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua short.
While the talks with Tevez appear like they'll come to nothing, Melbourne Victory's pursuit of Keisuke Honda is heating up.
A number of sources claim a deal to bring the Japanese midfielder to the A-League is nearly done with Kevin Muscat himself admitting Victory are interested.
"When Honda’s name was floated about, not only was I interested, I think everyone was interested because I think he’s still got a lot of football (left in him) and he can add and give something back in terms of football to our competition,” Muscat told Macquarie Sports Radio.
"At this stage I’ve no comment really to make on where we’re at or what we’re doing."
Football Federation Australia have $3 million in funding from Fox Sports to spend on marquees this off season with the A-League eager to receive the boost a big-name player inevitably brings with them.