Could a former Arsenal defender derail the career of a promising Tottenham Hotspur talent?
He left Galatasaray last year, and at 32 still feels he can contribute in the Premier League.
Eboue's potential arrival is not so good news for DeAndre Yedlin, the young loanee from Tottenham Hotpsur who has found it tricky under Sam Allardyce.
The 22-year-old has made eight Premier League starts this season, but the last of these came on December 5.
He has lost his place to Billy Jones, and been unable to force his way into the side despite the 28-year-old's mixed form over the past month.
Yedlin has been restricted to late substitute appearances, and if Eboue signs and quickly gets up to match practice, even these would reduce.
Simply the fact manager Sam Allardyce is looking at Eboue indicates he is not satisfied with his current options, and should challenge Yedlin to step his game up and try and win him over.
At Tottenham his prospects do not look easier, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier both impressing.