Skysports.com can confirm former Derby midfielder Giles Barnes is training with Birmingham City.
Barnes is currently a free agent after leaving the Rams by mutual consent earlier this month.
The 21-year-old has endured a difficult time with injuries over the last 18 months and he is keen on a fresh start to get his career back on track.
Blues boss Alex McLeish is understood to be a big admirer of Barnes and could offer him a deal at St Andrews if he impresses during his training stint.
Barnes' agent, Colin Gordon, confirmed the highly-rated youngster has linked up with the Midlands outfit in a bid to work on his fitness.
"It is a great opportunity for Giles to get back playing again," Gordon told skysports.com.
"He is training at Birmingham to see how his fitness is.
"Alex has been great with Giles and Giles has enjoyed his time there so far as the mood in the camp is really good."
Reports have suggested Dutch league leaders FC Twente were weighing up a move for Barnes, but Gordon claims the rumours are wide of the mark.
"The link with FC Twente is nonsense and in any case they take their winter break this weekend," he added.