Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia, striker Sunil Chettri and star defender Syed Rahim Nabi are set to play in AIFF's proposed franchise-based tournament in January next year.
AIFF will conduct the tournament in collaboration with IMG-Reliance, who will be the marketing partner for the IPL styled league.
AIFF sources said close to 10 prominent players have been approached to feature in the league including goalkeeper Subrata Paul.
"Yes we are in talks with these players. Hopefully we will get to see them playing in the league," an AIFF source said.