Bresciano open to A-League stint

Socceroos midfielder Mark Bresciano has admitted he is open to a stint in the A-League in the near future.

Bresciano is currently plying his trade in the Qatar Stars League with Al-Gharafa and has been in the Middle East since 2011. 

The 34-year-old has trained with A-League club Melbourne City, formerly Melbourne Heart, in the past and confirmed earlier in the year that the club had approached him for a deal.

Bresciano is Melbourne-born and raised and has long been linked to a move back to his hometown after spending the last 15 years abroad.

His contract in Qatar runs out at the end of the season and an A-League stint could follow.

"I am in my last season in the Gulf," Bresciano told AAP.

"We are two weeks in and I will see how my body holds up on deciding what to do beyond this season.

"I will play it by ear - I am enjoying my football and there's no reason to stop.

"I would certainly consider the A-league going forward and if I am physically okay I will look at my options.

"The last few years I have been enjoying my football more than I ever have."

Bresciano was part of the Socceroos squad that went down to Belgium 2-0 on Friday and will likely feature against Saudi Arabia at Craven Cottage on Tuesday.