the report also says drivers are still unconfirmed
Force India have yet to name their 2011 driver line-up and gave no details about their plans.
However, experienced German Adrian Sutil is widely expected to be retained and Briton Paul di Resta tipped to graduate from the reserve role to a full race seat.
Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi remains under contract, however, and is also expecting to race.
German Nico Hulkenberg, replaced at Williams by well-funded Venezuelan rookie Pastor Maldonado despite taking pole position in Brazil last year, is also in the frame to join as reserve driver.
"Force India is our best shot, but it is also no secret that quite a few drivers are trying to land a seat there. We are talking to them and let's wait and see what develops," Hulkenberg told the official formula1.com website last month.