FC Lyn Oslo defender Shane Stefanutto has been linked with a shock move to the A-League with North Queensland Fury.

Reports suggest the Norwegian club is suffering a financial crisis and the 29-year old is available to leave on a free transfer.

It is believed Stefanutto is on his way back to Australia and could be signed prior to the weekend so he can take his part in the Fury's first ever A-League game against Sydney FC.