Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper is keen to bring former players Tommy Miller and Steve Howard back to the club.
Midfielder Miller, 33, has stated he would be happy to talk to Pools after being released by Huddersfield despite playing a key role in their promotion campaign, while striker Howard, 36, has not been offered a new deal by Leicester.
"He [Howard] is the type of player I would love to get to this club," Cooper told the Hartlepool Mail. "I can't say too much more at the moment and it's a bit of a quiet time to be honest.
"A lot of players are on holiday and a lot of contracts don't expire until the end of the month. If you look around there's not a lot of movement anywhere really.
"We have spoken to a lot of players already and we'll have to see what comes from that."
Howard made over 160 appearances for Pools from 1995 to 1999 and the club sold Miller, a former trainee at Victoria Park, to Ipswich for £750,000 in 2001.