Sunderland will decide the future of the former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue next week according to the Chronicle.
The daily newspaper states that Eboue as been training with Sunderland for the past two weeks, with Sam Allardyce considering handing the Ivory Coast international a contract until the end of the season.
“By next week we’ll take a view and give a him a decision,” Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce said.
“It was about getting him fit, because he hadn’t played for so long.”
The Black Cats will be able to sign Eboue if they wish despite the transfer window having ended due to his status as a free agent.
Eboue was released by Galatasaray after falling out with the board but feels he was harshly treated by his former side who he won three league titles and two Turkish Cup trophies with.
The 32-year-old stated that he still does not understand why he was left out of the squad. Eboue was an important member of the squad until he was dropped to the reserves following the appointed of Dursun Özbek as club president.
“I came back for training and I was told I would not be playing,” he said.
“The president (Dursun Ozbek) told the manager (Cesare Prandelli) at the time not to pick me. The way I was treated was very unfair.”