Chris Samba is training with Aston Villa in a bid to earn a deal
Samba, 32, was released by Greek side Panathinaikos in January after just half a season at the club.
He was troubled by injuries and needs to prove his fitness to under-fire Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce.
Chris Samba was released by Panathinaikos in January
Bruce is struggling at Villa after an impressive start when he took over from Robert di Matteo earlier in the season.
Villa are currently 17th in the table and only six points above the relegation zone after 32 games.
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They have lost five games in a row and are on the slide despite aiming for promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Samba also trained at Crystal Palace in a bid to win a deal with Sam Allardyce but failed to make the grade.
Samba played for Allardyce at Ewood Park for two seasons.