Gallifuoco passes on Perth

EXCLUSIVE: Olyroo Giancarlo Gallifuoco is set to pass up a return to Australia with A-League club Perth Glory.

FourFourTwo understands the former Tottenham and, most recently, Swansea City player is close to signing a contract with a new club.

The central defender, who can also play in midfield, is a free agent after being released by the English Premier League side.

It is believed Perth are a much better chance of signing Gallifuoco’s close friend, fellow Aussie James Demetriou.

The young striker is still on the books with Swansea but is keen for first-team football.

The Glory are currently in negotiations with Demetriou ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 A-League campaign.