Western Sydney Wanderers had been linked with a move for Franck Ribery, but the departing Bayern Munich star is too expensive for them.
Franck Ribery did not rule out a move to the A-League, where he has been linked with Western Sydney Wanderers.
Newcastle Jets rounded off their A-League campaign with a win over Sydney FC, while Ola Toivonen was on target for Melbourne Victory.
Brisbane Roar suffered their heaviest A-League defeat at the hands of Newcastle Jets, while Central Coast Mariners got a rare win.
Perth Glory need only defeat Newcastle Jets to win the A-League Premiers Plate after Sydney FC could not keep up the pace.
Sydney FC moved four points ahead of Melbourne Victory in second place thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Milos Ninkovic.
David Williams hit a hat-trick to help Wellington Phoenix to victory over Newcastle Jets, while Perth Glory lost to Melbourne Victory.
Shayon Harrison inspired Melbourne City to victory over Sydney FC, while Wellington Phoenix swept past Western Sydney Wanderers.
Western Sydney Wanderers dispatched Brisbane Roar in style, with Oriol Riera scoring twice.
Tarek Elrich's last-gasp effort earned Western Sydney Wanderers a 1-1 draw with Perth Glory, while Newcastle Jets were held in the A-League.