Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish will make a decision over whether to sign Nigel Quashie on loan in the 'coming weeks'.
Midfielder Quashie, who is contracted to West Ham United but is out of favour at Upton Park, is currently training with the Birmingham squad.
McLeish concedes the 30-year-old's fitness needs improving, but has confirmed he is strongly considering bringing him to St Andrews on a short-term basis.
He said in the Birmingham Mail: "Quashie is still training with us, (it is) on-going.
"We'll try to get him to a level of fitness before we make a commitment there and we're looking at one or two other situations.
"I don't want to name the names in case nothing happens but we do have to improve things.
"Quashie's in pole position and he has looked good. He's definitely a player who would enhance our squad if he can prove his fitness.
"He's got a good attitude. He's got a winning attitude. You can flippantly throw that term around, but I think he's got that type of steel we require for the ambitions that we have.
"It's about making a final decision on Quashie in the coming weeks."
On the latest situation regarding another midfield target, Tottenham's Kevin-Prince Boateng, McLeish added: "I have not heard any more. My last report on Boateng was that he is still in Germany.
"I really don't know if he's fully committed to coming back to play in England. I'd really need to hear that from the horse's mouth."