Everton boss David Moyes is considering a deal for trialist Edson Buddle today.
The 30-year-old failed to secure a deal at West Ham following a recent trial but Moyes could yet offer him a lifeline.
The Everton manager said: "He has been in for a few days and we will have a look at it and talk about it over the weekend."
But the Scot says he will keep busy in the final days of the transfer window.
He added: "I would like to (add to my squad) if I can. We are certainly short at centre-half right now and I have always said that if we can get a centre-forward in then that would be great."