... he could offer Gaël Bigirimana a new chance to break into the Premiership.
Pearson confirmed talks have progressed with former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, who is available on a free transfer.
The ex-Argentina international could be in before Leicester host Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.
But Pearson tracked Gaël Bigirimana during his time at Coventry City and he tried to sign him before Newcastle paid £1m for his services in 2012.
The youngster has failed to make the grade under Alan Pardew and he could be available for £500,000.
He has ability, iy just seems he has run out of steam under the current Newcastle boss.