Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has dismissed talks of a possible play for James Troisi, after the Australian's departure from his Saudi Arabian club side.

Since leaving Al-Ittihad, Troisi has been linked with a return to the A-League, with four clubs (Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City, Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix) reportedly the front runners.

However, Muscat says he will not be returning to Victory, where he scored 15 goals in 35 matches in all competitions in the 2013-14 season.

"We don't have available marquee spots at the moment," Muscat said.

"So knowing all the facts, it's very, very hard for James to come to this football club."

Muscat's Melbourne Victory take on Brisbane Roar at AAM Park on Friday night.