Thursday 3 March 2016 16:56, UK
Sam Allardyce has confirmed Sunderland are in the process of signing Emmanuel Eboue on a short-term deal.
The former Arsenal right-back began training with the club last month after leaving Turkish side Galatasaray.
And Allardyce, who already has DeAndre Yedlin, Billy Jones and Adam Matthews as right-back options, has seen enough to offer the 32-year-old a contract until the end of the season.
He said: "Possibly by the end of the week it'll be clinched until the end of the season.
"He's a very experienced professional in all aspects of the game at the top level. If he can bring anything with that experience we'll use it if and when we feel necessary.
"I have DeAndre, Billy Jones and Matthews, but when you have somebody with the experience, knowledge and ability of Emmanuel Eboue who wants to come and train with you and prove himself, you can't turn that down.
"I think given he has proven his fitness in training in the last two-and-a-half weeks, that might give us something a little better down that side if and when needed."