Celtic boss Ronny Deila has told BBC Sport that free agent striker Carlton Cole is considering a move to sign for the Bhoys.
"We will have talks with him and see him in training as well, this week, I think," said Deila. "We will see if it is something that will happen or not. It is not [a trial]. He has been in London his whole life, so he has to see what he is coming to and then we will see if it is something that he likes and we like as well."
"I think he is a very good football player and he shown in the Premier League and also the Championship that he can score goals and he is different to what we have. He is a target man, very good in the air and strong and that is something that, if everything fits, could be good for us," he added.
Cole, 31, left West Ham United at the end of last season having seen his contract at Upton Park expire, but he has been without a club ever since then.
There have been few reports of interest over the summer surrounding Cole, but now Celtic are ready to sign the former Chelsea youngsters on a free transfer in a bid to boost their attacking options.
Once Deila confirmed Cole's potential move to Glasgow, both Celtic and West Ham Untied fans took to Twitter to react ahead of the possible deal.
Celtic fans were split over the move, with some suggesting that Cole isn't good enough to improve the Celtic side - though others believe that, in Scotland, Cole could thrive, whilst also offering a target man figure for the Bhoys, something Deila doesn't have at his disposal.
Meanwhile, West Ham fans suggested that Cole would be a good signing for Celtic, and wished him the best of luck having had such a long-running association with the Hammers.
Here are some of the reactions from Celtic and West Ham fans following Deila's admission surrounding a move for Cole...
Just seen that Carlton Cole is training with Celtic. Hope he gets the contract signed tbh @CarltonCole1— Adam Loveday (@adam_whufc_) September 20, 2015
Carlton Cole is set to join Celtic. Good luck @CarltonCole1, you'll tear up the Scottish League !— West Ham Stuff ⚒ (@WestHamStuff) September 20, 2015
Carlton Cole to Celtic I hope he is great up there. @CarltonCole1— daniel gullefer (@DGullefer) September 20, 2015
Carlton Cole will be the new Henrik Larsson if he ends up at Celtic.— Adam Plom (@AdamPlom) September 20, 2015
Cole scored between 10-15 goals in each of they four seasons for a struggling West Ham side. Definitely think he'd be decent player here.— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) September 20, 2015
Carlton Cole should be nowhere near Celtic. Guys scored < 100 goals and already past what limited ability he had. Rather see young team.— Paul Alcroft (@paulalcroft) September 20, 2015
Celtic have nothing to lose going for Carlton Cole! Will give us a different option up top #WorthAShot— Peter Brown (@petebrown86) September 20, 2015
Looking forward to waking up tomorrow and realising that Carlton Cole to Celtic was just a bad dream.— Radical Celt (@RadicalCelt) September 20, 2015
i would take carlton cole to celtic in a hearbeat he can score goals— christopher mcmenemy (@chrissy872) September 20, 2015