Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has hinted he is still interested in signing Australia forward Mark Bresciano.
The 27-year-old had been expected to join the Citizens in a £5million deal from Italian side Palmero during the transfer window.
But, despite spending time training with Eriksson's side earlier in the summer, the two clubs were unable to thrash out a deal and the Australia international returned to Italy.
However, Eriksson has not giving up hope of luring the former Empoli and Parma star to Eastlands during the January transfer window.
"We were always interested in him," Eriksson told the Manchester Evening News.
"He might be a possibility. But it is too early. Let's wait for a couple of months then see exactly what we need."
Meanwhile, Eriksson has confirmed that he has been given the green light to spend by ambitions new owner Thaksin Shinawatra when the transfer window reopens in January.
The former England coach has already spent close to £35million on new players since arriving at the club in July.
"There is supposed to be money to spend in January, and that is good for the club," he added.