The Australia international has been a free agent since July.
Matt McKay is set for a return to Brisbane Roar after the A-League club confirmed they would like to sign their former captain.
The 30-year-old has been without a club since his contract was mutually terminated by Changchun Yatai in July after just six-months on the books at the Chinese Super League side and could be unveiled as Roar’s marquee player for the 2013/14 season by next week.
Sportal claim Australia international McKay is close to signing a deal at the Suncorp Stadium, where spent six years during 2005 and 2011, with managing director Sean Dobson confirming the club’s interest in a statement.
“We’ve heard the calls from our members and our supporter groups to bring Matt McKay back to the club,” Dobson said.
“At Brisbane Roar, we believe the Australian marquee spot on our playing roster should be filled by a player who our fans are proud to see wearing our orange jersey.
“We are in negotiations with our owners to find the resources to accommodate such a move and we’re hoping we can make this a reality for our members and fans.”
McKay was wearing the armband when he led Roar to a memorable grand final victory over Central Coast Mariners in March 2011 before heading off to Scotland to join Rangers.