Birmingham City have been linked with a move for free agent former Hibernian, Aston Villa and Reading defender Ulises De La Cruz.
Blues boss Alex McLeish brought the now 34-year-old full-back to Britain when he was in charge at Hibs in 2001.
De La Cruz spent last week on loan with the Championship club following his release by Reading at the end of the last season.
"I'd like to bolster the squad and I'm still looking at bringing in a player or two right now," admitted McLeish last week.
"Rather than rush into anything I think we can definitely use the loan system.
"West Brom showed you can do it at any time of the season, so there's no need to panic right now."