'Yes, no' about contract offer for Bolt from the Mariners

Usain Bolt

Reports surfaced mid-game Bolt was instead in Melbourne pondering the deal, which had been tabled by Mariners boss Shaun Mielekamp.

Bolt's camp had reportedly asked for a deal of around $3 million, but the Mariners' offer was reportedly in the vicinity of $150,000. The eight-time Olympic champion will have no shortage of suitors, having already demonstrated his huge commercial appeal.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) have made it clear that the "marquee" money that has in the past helped Australian clubs lure the likes of Alessandro Del Piero to the A-League will not be available to sign Bolt.

But O'Rourke said marketing components had been discussed with Bolt's potential contract.

"The marquee fund has secured players like Keisuke Honda and Sam Ket, people with football pedigree".

"If they want to have him in the league and they think he's good enough for an A-League contract then fair enough and fair play to him".

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"There were some marketing conversations about contributions towards attendances at games, appearance fees if you like", O'Rourke said. Bolt, who retired from track and field previous year, was not involved in Mariners' A-League opener against Brisbane Roar on Sunday, after which coach Mike Mulvey said he knew nothing about any contract for the Jamaican.

A Mariners spokesman would only say Bolt's indefinite training period at the club remained in place and negotiations were ongoing.

Bolt scored two goals on his first start for the club in a friendly but was not in the Mariners squad for the first game of their season on Sunday, which they drew 1-1 with Brisbane Roar. "I don't know anything about what you're talking about and that's god's honest truth", Mulvey said.

However, the talk of a Mariners offer to Bolt appeared to be news to the team's coach, Mike Mulvey.

"You're just talking about speculation. Wouldn't you?" Mulvey said.

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