Ex-Newcastle, Manchester United and Arsenal stars: Who Hartlepool's ex-Premier League target could be

Could Shola Ameobi be one man in contention for Hartlepool United?
Could Shola Ameobi be one man in contention for Hartlepool United?

Hartlepool United chairman Raj Singh admitted Hartlepool United had been in talks with an unnamed ex-Premier League player - but could it be one of these seven?

Neither Singh nor manager Matthew Bates would confirm the identity of the former top flight star, whom Pools pulled out of a deal to sign, as the club chase new recruits. We've taken a look at SEVEN players that could fit the bill - so could it perhaps be that one of these players was the mystery man pursued by Bates? Scroll down and see whether any of these players would appeal to you: