Brisbane Roar are on the verge of completing the surprise signing of French midfielder Mathieu Flamini, according to reports.
— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) August 2, 2018
Flamini would likely be the final addition to John Aloisi's side, which has also recruited Adam Taggart and Tobias Mikkelsen among others this off-season.
Though in the twilight of his career, Flamini would add some sparkle to Roar's side and provide a further marquee boost for the A-League.
Melbourne Victory remain on track to sign Keisuke Honda with the help of funding from the FFA and it remains unclear if Flamini's proposed move will require similar help.
Conflicting reports from AAP journalist Vince Rugari have cast some doubt on the deal and Goal also understands a deal is now unlikely to go through.
— Vince Rugari (@VinceRugari) August 2, 2018
Earlier in the week Brisbane were also linked to another French midfielder in the form of Loïc Puyo - a 29-year-old who plays for Angers in Ligue 1.