Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed that free agent midfielder Mahamadou Diarra is training with the club.
Diarra, 32, joined Fulham as in February 2012 after being unattached, but sufferred a knee injury in December and was then released by the club at the end of last season.
However, the former Lyon and Real Madrid man is looking to earn a new deal at Craven Cottage as he continues his recovery.
Still, Jol – who has made seven signings during the transfer window – insists it will be some time before the Mali international is considered for a return to the first-team set-up.
“He is doing a lot of ball work and the warm-ups with us,” Jol told The Fulham Chronicle.
“He needs another three or four weeks before playing games with us or the reserves and then we will make a decision on him.”
Diarra made 19 appearances during his first spell with Fulham, scoring one goal.