Roberto Merhi is in Abu Dhabi where he hopes to complete Caterham's Abu Dhabi lineup this weekend.
That is the news of the Spanish publication El Confidencial, following reports elsewhere that the 23-year-old rookie's management claims it has an existing deal in place to race for the struggling Leafield based team.
Under the now-departed Colin Kolles-led management, Spaniard Merhi drove on Friday mornings several times in 2014 and may even have signed a contract to race in the event that Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson do not.
Ericsson has since terminated his contract, but it is not clear if Merhi's deal applies now that Caterham is under the control of administrators.
Also unclear is whether Merhi has the necessary super license credential.