Besart Berisha, Melbourne Victory

Besart Berisha, Melbourne Victory

Melbourne City want to sign championship winner Besart Berisha as a back-up to first-choice striker Jamie Maclaren.

The 34-year-old striker, who won four A-League championships at Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar, is currently a free agent and looking for a new club since leaving J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

According to SMH, City are chasing the Kosovan-born centre forward, who holds Australian citizenship, but negotiations haven’t started on a potential deal.

A move for Victory hero Berisha to City will make his return to Melbourne hostile and add a selling point to the three derbies that will played during the regular season.

Western United and Wellington Phoenix have also been linked with deals for the A-League’s record goalscorer, who hit the back of the net 116 times in three seasons with Roar and four with Victory.