Dundee are working on a deal to tie up Cowdenbeath striker Kane Hemmings.
The Dark Blues hope to partner the 23-year-old former Rangers man with current strike partner Greg Stewart, who signed a pre-contract earlier this month.
Hemmings, whose deal with the Blue Brazil is up in May, is being closely monitored by a host of clubs both in the top flight of Scottish football and south of the border.
Despite that, the Tele understands Dundee are buoyant at their prospects of landing the Championship’s top scorer.
Sources close to the club have revealed talks are in progress with four or five players, all of whom are out of contract and free to join the Dens Park outfit next campaign.
But, with forward reinforcements a priority, it’s Hemmings who is at the very top of the club’s transfer hit-list.
That’s no doubt something that will further anger the Fife club, who reacted negatively to the news that Stewart signed on at Dens in the run up to Saturday’s 4-0 home win.
Meanwhile, manager Paul Hartley said he had no qualms about playing 16-year-old Craig Wighton and 18-year-old Cameron Kerr in the 4-0 home pounding of Cowdenbeath.
With so much at stake, many fans were surprised Paul drafted in two kids, in particular Kerr.
With Gary Irvine suspended, Adam Cummins or Kyle Benedictus was expected to take over at right-back.
However, they were left on the substitutes bench as Kerr was drafted in.
And Hartley was quick to praise him once the final whistle had sounded at Dens.
He also acknowledged the roles played in the win by two-goal Martin Boyle and Craig Wighton, who was also on the scoresheet.
However, he also reserved words of praise for Kerr and his full-back colleague Willie Dyer.
“The full-backs played their part,” said Paul.
“They defended well and got up to support their front players.
“Cameron showed good enthusiasm. His quality on the ball was good, his passing and tackling, too. In fact, he did everything well.
“He trained really well during the week and I had no fear about pitching him into such an important game.
“The same goes as regards Wighton. He showed again just what a special talent he is.
“Craig is only 16 but has the maturity of a much older person. He took his goal well in a win which could prove to be really significant.
“His career at this level is only just starting and he knows what he needs to do.”
So do Dundee, who top the Championship with three fixtures remaining.
Their play ‘really pleased’ Paul, who added: “We got an early goal, we dominated and our energy was really good.
“Riley and Boyle tormented Cowdenbeath. They were always a threat.”
Now it’s on to relegated Morton next Saturday.
Another similar performance will suffice.