Mamelodi Sundowns could land the signature of attacker Lebogang Manyama, who is set to arrive in the country at the end of May.
Manyama's future has been the subject of huge speculation in recent months as his future in Europe remains in the balance.
He left the Citizens at the beginning of the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League season to join Turkish Super Lig side Konyaspor.
Although he has only spent one season, the Bafana Bafana international is set to join the likes of Mandla Masango and Andile Jali as internationals making their return home in recent years.
While Phiri wants him to stay put in Europe, the skilful attacker is believed to be unhappy in Turkey.
The former SuperSport United player has only made seven league appearances this season for Konyaspor and has failed to impress boss Sergen Yalcin.
"Lebo will come back before the end of the month and we will have a meeting to discuss the future," Phiri said to Sowetanlive.
"We are like a team. I am like a father to him. I am hoping he goes back again, but nowadays we have a trend of players who come back home after a year or two that side [abroad]. I am trying to convince him to stay," he explained.
Despite confirming interest from a number of PSL teams, Phiri refused to disclose names of the clubs keen in his client, but Pitso Mosimane is a known admirer of the 27-year-old.
"They [clubs] have been calling, but there is nothing I can say before he comes back. We will look at the offers and take it from there,” continued Phiri.
"He has proven himself in the PSL. So, he must do it overseas to show his ambition," concluded the manager.
Manyama formed a deadly partnership with Aubrey Ngoma at City, but the left-footed winger has since joined the Brazilians, and Mosimane could use Ngoma to try and lure the 27-year-old to Chloorkop.