Glory linked with UK-based Aussie duo

Perth Glory have been linked with a move to bring England-based young Aussie duo James Demetriou and Giancarlo Gallifuoco to the A-League.

Striker Demetriou is on the books with Swansea City while centre back and midfielder Gallufiuoco is currently a free agent.

Gallifuoco, who was in Tottenham’s youth team with Massimo Luongo, was released by Swansea at the end of last season.

FourFourTwo understands the Glory have made enquiries about the pair joining them for the 2015/2016 season.

Gallifuoco is a 21-year-old Olyroo from Sydney who has also played for Australia at Under-17 and Under-20 level. The versatile player has trialled with Bradford City and Millwall in recent weeks.

Demetriou is a Sydney Olympic junior who first moved to the UK with Nottingham Forest.

The 20-year-old has played for Swansea’s Under-21s, representing Cyprus at youth international level, and recently attracted interest from Sydney FC and Adelaide United.

Perth has only 19 players on their books for the upcoming campaign, according to its website, after several departures following their salary cap breach. The Glory has so far brought in nine new players with 10 exiting from the 2014/2015 squad.