Dougie Freedman has told BBC Radio Nottingham that a deal to sign Paul Taylor remains possible.
Taylor went on trial with Nottingham Forest in early July, but so far the club have not taken up the option to sign him.
The striker was released by Ipswich Town at the end of last season, having been sent out on loan to both Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers.
Freedman has said that Taylor remains interested, and he is keeping the option available but has somewhat cryptically said he has no spaces in the squad available.
He said: "He trialled with us for five or six weeks, he's such a fantastic lad. I've said if a space opens up I'll try and do something at the right money.
"He's happy to be here but there's not any spaces right now so he's being really patient with us.
"I think he's a player who knows the system that I play and he can be a good squad player for us."
Forest are currently pursuing a deal to sign Michael Frey from Lille on loan, as reported by the Nottingham Post.
Taylor was on trial at the same time as Nicky Maynard, who Forest decided against signing, and he is now pursuing a deal elsewhere.
It is unclear if Freedman is waiting to see if better options become available or simply to see if he needs to fill the squad if players are sold. Either way this is one to keep an eye on, and could even be resolved after the transfer window with Taylor remaining a free agent.