According to reports out of Holland the 29-year-old has been reduced to bench player for the Eredivisie powerhouse and is looking for a way out.

Ajax Football Director Marc Overmars has confirmed that "both clubs are in conversation," reports VI.

The versatile De Jong can play as an attacking midfielder or forward . He began his senior career at Ajax before signing a six-year deal for Premier League outfit Newcastle United in 2014.

His time with the Magpies was cruelled by a series of freak injuries and a loan move to PSV in 2016 was followed by a three-year deal with Ajax 12 months ago.

A move to the A-League would unite the six-cap international with compatriot and centre back Jop van der Linden who joined the reigning Premiers this month.

The Sky Blues have an impressive record with Dutch imports: Jordy Buijs was released in the off-season after helping the side to four titles in two seasons while Pascal Bosschaart lined up for Sydney between 2011-13. Both were big characters.

Sydney are keen to bolster their front third are losing some impressive firepower. Last season's Golden Boot, Bobo, and Johnny Warren medallist Adrian Mierzejewski both made lucrative moves in the offseason.