Ji has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund this month.
â€śI plan to include Ji in the squad for the game against Aston Villa,â€ť said Poyet.
â€śHeâ€™s an interesting character because he is different from the other strikers we have and the bottom line is that we do not have many options when it comes to attack.
â€śWe have Steven Fletcher and we have Jozy Altidore â€“ we donâ€™t know yet about Fabio Borini â€“ but Ji gives us another option.
â€śAnd even before Fabio was taken ill, I still had it in my mind to include Ji in my squad against Villa anyway.â€ť