IPSWICH boss Mick McCarthy is interested in signing former Sunderland defender Titus Bramble, who is a free agent after being released by the Black Cats.
McCarthy originally denied an interest in Bramble, who has spent time training with West Ham.
But the big centre-half has trained with the Tractor Boys and played in their 2-1 friendly win at Gillingham on Tuesday.
Now, ex-Black Cats boss McCarthy could be ready to offer the 31-year-old the chance to return to the club where he began his career.
“I only met up with Titus for the first time at our pre-match meal,” he claimed. “He asked if he could come in for training and wanted to play.
“He’s obviously interested in coming here and we are interested in him, otherwise he wouldn’t be playing for us.
“He’s shown a good commitment to come and play but it’s early days yet. No more than that.”