Zamora eyes A-League move

EXCLUSIVE: Former England international Bobby Zamora has been linked with a move to the Newcastle Jets.

The 34-year old striker, who played in the English Premier League last season with Queens Park Rangers, was released by the club in May and is a free agent.

FourFourTwo understands Zamora is interested in joining the Jets.

The forward spent four seasons at Fulham, scoring 20 league goals in 91 appearances, and he worked with current Jets coach Scott Miller.

Miller left the Cottagers in June and was appointed by the Jets, taking over from Phil Stubbins.

Jets chief executive officer Mitchell Murphy confirmed to FourFourTwo that Zamora had been offered to the club.

"Bobby Zamora is one name on a very long list of contracted and uncontracted players to have been offered to the club in recent weeks," he said.

"Newcastle Jets are working diligently to identify players who fit the club's key criteria and budget to join the squad.

"This process is being led by head coach Scott Miller and senior assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marigny.

"Any suggestion that Zamora is set to join the Jets is, at this point at least, purely speculative."

Zamora scored three goals and notched four assists from 33 Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup appearances in the 2014-2015 season.

The London-born attacker, who came through the academy at West Ham, made his first-team debut for Bristol Rovers in 1999.

He has played for Rovers, Bath City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham and QPR.

Zamora has two senior caps for England, playing against Hungary in 2010 and Sweden in 2011.

According to reports, Zamora has been offered a contract by Indian club Pune FC, while he has also been linked with his former club Brighton in the Championship.

The Jets have no marquee player for the 2015-2016 season and are lacking players in the front third, with only strikers Andy Brennan, Radovan Pavicevic and Brandon Lundy on the club’s books.

Zamora turns 35 in January.

He has scored more than 180 goals in his 17-year career.