Kari Arnason could be set for a shock return to Aberdeen.
The Icelandic international spent a season with the Dons in 2011/12 and could now be on his way back to Pittodrie.
Arnason, 34, is a free agent after leaving Cypriot side AC Omonia.
His representatives revealed the defender, who can also play in midfield, is trying to find a new club and would like a move back to Aberdeen.
They said: “Kari is a free agent and he is looking to set up a new club for himself.
“He really enjoyed his time at Aberdeen and he would like to go back.
“It’s not certain the move will happen but Kari would like to go back. He’s looking for somewhere to finish his career.”
Dons manager Derek McInnes has not spoken about the reports because he has a policy of not commenting on transfer speculation until any deal has been done.
But Arnason did say to the Evening Express in June 2016 he would like to finish his career with Aberdeen.
After being asked if he was open to returning to Pittodrie, he said: “Definitely. You have to do that with Aberdeen.
“Everything the club stands for, the fans and the people, were great,” he said. “I loved it there.”
He also claimed “once a Don, always a Don”, after helping knock Celtic out of the Champions League with Malmo in 2015.
Craig Brown signed Arnason for Aberdeen in 2011, from Plymouth Argyle, and he became a fans’ favourite during his season in red.
Arnason left the Dons to join Rotherham United. After three seasons in South Yorkshire he moved on to Sweden and signed for Malmo.
During his time with the Blues he won the Swedish top flight and played in the Champions League before leaving in January to join Omonia.
Arnason has 60 caps for Iceland and appeared for them at last year’s European Championships in France.
He was tasked with man-marking Cristiano Ronaldo during a 1-1 draw with eventual champions Portugal in the group stages and also played in Iceland’s famous 2-1 win over England in the last-16 of the Euros.
Meanwhile, the Dons remain confident of signing Shaun Maloney. The Aberdeen-raised attacker had been expected to sign a two-year contract with the Reds subject to passing a medical.
However, reports suggested the deal had been delayed because the 34-year-old has an injury concern.
But Aberdeen still believe they will be able to sign the former Celtic, Aston Villa and Wigan man.
The Dons may also be able to sign striker Stevie May sooner than they thought as Preston North End have appointed Alex Neil as manager.
The Deepdale club had been searching for a new boss after Simon Grayson left to take the Sunderland job.
The Dons have already had two bids for May rejected and negotiations stalled after Grayson’s departure because his successor will want to assess the squad in pre-season before letting any players go.
But with former Hamilton Academical and Norwich City boss Neil now appointed, the process may speed up.
Neil was interviewed for the position on Monday by the Lilywhites’ hierarchy.
On taking the job, the 36-year-old said: “It is a really good challenge for me.
“We have a confident squad that have been performing well over the last couple of seasons.”