The actor confirmed reports that he has been in talks with producers of the Walford-based show recently.
Speaking to New! magazine, he explained: "I love the show and yeah, we have had a few meetings.
"Ideally I'd love to play against type and not always be the hard man, but it's all down to casting and how they see you really."
A show source described Dyer as "ideal" for Albert Square earlier this month, noting: "He's actually from the East End - and still lives there - and he's got the whole geezer thing going on."
Dyer played football hooligan Tommy Johnson in 2004 film The Football Factory. He has also appeared in Skins and Hotel Babylon.