HARTLEPOOL United plan talks with Dimi Konstantopoulos to see try and entice the goalkeeper into a permanent return.

After signing non-contract terms in midweek, Konstantopoulos played in the Durham Challenge Cup win over Tow Law.

Since leaving Middlesbrough at the end of last season, the big Greek has been without a club and has trained daily with Pools.

A move to Dubai failed to materialise and Konstantopoulos did have talks with Pools, under then boss Craig Hignett, to try and sign terms.

Speaking at his press conference this morning, boss Dave Challinor said: “Dimi has been here since before I came to the club. There was talks of potentially doing something earlier. He’s signed non contract at the moment and we will sit down with him and his agent and see where we go.

“He’s a bit unsure where he is. He’s had offers to go abroad, to different places, but it’s never materialised so he’s here. He’s not been able to play, but Tuesday was a chance to play and he wanted to play.

“It was a quite quiet game for him, but made one great save.’

Challinor, who hopes to add to his squad in other areas before Saturday’s game at Woking, added: “At the moment we have lots of keepers training, but they can’t play for us – either on loan at different clubs or can be cup-tied. We do need another keeper to push Ben and put pressure on Ben.

“Dimi is one of those options and we will talk over the next week or so and see where we end up.’’