Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab has had a secret meeting with Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon.
The Covert Agent can reveal the 35-year-old met with Okon to discuss his plans beyond the end of this season - when the attacker's contract expires with the Wanderers.
It's understood Okon is keen for Santalab to spearhead the Mariners attack next campaign - and also take on a coaching role within the club.
Santalab has been a bit-part player for the Wanderers this season, scoring three goals in 19 appearances with only six starts.
The Wollongong-born product enjoyed his best campaign for the red and black last season, hitting the back of the net 14 times and clinching the club's player of the year award.