30-year-old has been dumped by Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai.
Australia utility player Matt McKay is searching for new employment after being released by Changchun Yatai, Fox Sports understand.
The 30-year-old only joined the struggling Chinese Super League outfit at the beginning of 2013 but they have reportedly parted ways despite having another year remaining on his contract and is keen on a return to the A-League.
McKay, who previously spent a season in South Korea with Busan I’Park, previously captained Brisbane Roar and it’s thought the club would be interested in re-acquiring his services for the forthcoming season.
His agent, Leo Karis, has yet to confirm the Socceroos star’s release from Changchun but is said to be holding discussions with them regarding the future of his client, while also stating he has received no correspondence from teams in Australia.
A return to the Suncorp Stadium remains the most likely move for McKay, who needs to play regular first team football if he is to remain in contention to make Holger Osieck’s squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
The former Rangers man is currently on East Asian Cup duty with his country but has struggled to shine in his usual left-sided midfield role having been deployed in the centre by his club side during his time there.