Dundee are set to ramp up their recruitment drive over the course of the next seven days.
And it’s believed two new faces could be on the verge of coming through the Dens Park door.
So far this summer, the Dark Blues have managed to secure two of the most exciting young talents in the second tier.
The signing of attacker Phil Roberts, formerly of Arsenal, Inverness CT and Falkirk, was completed last week to add to the earlier confirmation of Cowdenbeath’s Greg Stewart’s pre-contract agreement.
And while the search for young up- and-coming stars with a point to prove remains high on the agenda, manager Paul Hartley is also keen to bolster his squad with the addition of top-flight experience.
It’s thought three players, all of whom played Premiership football last season, are in talks with Dundee.
And the club are desperate to get a couple of deals done early to add to the momentum of promotion and securing the visit of Premier League champions Manchester City.
Names such as former Scotland international Kevin Thomson, set to be released by Hibs this month, have been mentioned. While in some quarters mentions of released Hearts man Ryan Stevenson, former defender Lewis Toshney, Portsmouth midfielder Simon Ferry, as well as Alloa’s Ryan McCord and Scott Bain have surfaced over recent days.
However, it remains to be seen whether one, if any, are genuine targets, with the club remaining tight-lipped on who they are in negotiations with.
Last time the club were in the top flight their summer business was rushed due to circumstance. A lack of SPL experience in the squad was only boosted late in the summer window.
However, very few of those added to bring a top-flight backbone improved the Dark Blues’ hopes and Dundee are keen not to make the same mistake.