The Western Melbourne Group have responded to speculation that they are preparing an offer for Scott Brown.
Top Australian agent Lou Sticca is part of the consortium hoping to win one of the two A-League licences with five other clubs looking to join the major Australian League.
With no licence, stadium, manager or players the project seems far fetched at the moment but their interest could open the door for others to enquire about Brown’s interest in moving abroad.
Responding to the speculation Western Melbourne Group’s director of football Steve Horvat told the Sydney Morning Herald: “We have made our aspirations quite clear in the media about signing high profile marquee players and coaches for our first season if granted a licence.
“I cannot verify these claims as we have spoken to numerous agents who may be reaching out to players and coaches.
“We do understand that time is of the essence and if awarded a licence that we need to hit the ground running with appointments.”
According to the SMH report the Western Melbourne Group isn’t even the favoured bid to arise from Melbourne with ‘Team 11’ more likely to be awarded a licence.
Brown has given absolutely no indication that he is looking to leave Celtic and is currently in talks about extending his stay into a 13th season.