OVENS and Murray league powerhouse Yarrawonga may have pulled off the recruiting coup of the year.
Rumours have surfaced that the Pigeons are in negotiations with former AFL superstar Brendan Fevola.
Speculation began on Friday when Fevola announced, via twitter, "I think I might play in the O&M league this year people."
When The Weekly Times spoke with Fevola on Monday, the former two-time Coleman medallist was backing away from the comments, saying he was currently in a meeting with his manager and had yet to decide where he would be lining up next year.
Fevola would neither confirm the league or the club that was hoping to secure his services, despite telling local media on Saturday that he was looking forward to playing in the Ovens and Murray league this season.
When pushed for comment on his immediate future and whether that involved country footy, Fevola indicated that it was indeed a possibility.
Yarrawonga President Glenn Brear was reluctant to comment about the Fevola rumours but did not deny that it was the Pigeons who had entered negotiations with the champion full forward.
"I would really like to say nothing at all at this stage," Brear said.
"When there is something to talk about, we will be happy to have a chat."
Fevola, 30, played for the Casey Scorpions in the VFL and the Waratah Warriors in the Northern Territory last year after being sacked by the Brisbane Lions.