Aston Villa have taken Jamaican international Omar Cummings on trial.
The 28-year-old is currently plying his trade in Major League Soccer with the Colorado Rapids.
Cummings scored 14 goals last season, helping Colorado to the MLS Cup, and his exploits caught the eye of a number of clubs.
Now Colorado have agreed to a request from Villa to take Cummings on trial.
"Aston Villa contacted us a few weeks ago with interest to see Omar up close," Rapids managing director Jeff Plush confirmed.
"After discussing the opportunity with Omar, we felt it would be a good chance for him to get a leg up on pre-season training and at the same time get the experience of training with a Premier League club.
"Omar is a Colorado Rapids player. We explained to Aston Villa that we would be open to discussing a loan agreement for Omar until our season starts on March 19 if it benefited Omar and the Colorado Rapids."
Plush insisted that Colorado were not looking to sell their star striker, adding: "It would take Aston Villa or any club making a significant offer for us to even consider transferring Omar."