Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson says he club cannot fail to win in handing a trial to Brazil winger Denilson, once the world's most expensive player.
The 31-year-old is a free agent after leaving Palmeiras, having endured a tough three years since leaving Spanish club Real Betis in 2005.
He has since plied his trade in France, Saudi Arabia and the USA, before heading back to his homeland a year ago.
However, Megson thinks that the Trotters could land a major bargain if Denilson can get back to anywhere near his top form.
He told reporters: "An agent called one of our staff up and asked if we would like to look at Denilson.
"It doesn't cost us anything and it's an opportunity for the lad and an opportunity for ourselves to see one of the world's best players - albeit of a few years ago - and see how he is now.
"He won the World Cup and was part of a fantastic team, but it's about the here and now.
"It's purely and simply about him coming here for us to have a look at him and for him to try and get a contract."