Colchester boss Aidy Boothroyd is set to make a decision on whether to sign veteran midfielder Nolberto Solano.
The former Newcastle and West Ham star, 35, has been training with the Us in a bid to earn a contract at the Community Stadium.
Boothroyd is still mulling over whether to offer the popular Peruvian a contract and insists Solano will not be a trophy signing.
"We are still speaking with him and we would like to do something, but we have got to be able to fit him in with what we've got and for him to make a contribution to what we are doing here," said Boothroyd.
"We want him to be involved and not here as some sort of mascot, and we will probably decide what we are doing in the next few days."