Dundee United midfielder Morgaro Gomis could be about to team up with his former Tannadice boss Craig Levein.
The 2010 Scottish Cup winner is out of contract in the summer and Levein may try to lure him to Hearts, where he’s now director of football.
The Tynecastle side are short of experience, something Gomis would provide plenty of as they go head-to-head with Rangers in the Championship next season.
Gomis was brought to United by Levein shortly after he became manager there late in 2006 and was a first-team regular until he moved to Birmingham City three years ago.
After two injury-hit seasons in the English Championship, he moved back to Tannadice as a free agent last autumn but he signed on only until the end of the season.
He’s made 21 appearances since then.
However, most have been from the substitutes’ bench as he’s been unable to dislodge the regular defensive midfield partnership of John Rankin and Paul Paton.
The lure of a regular place in Hearts’ young team could well appeal to the 28-year-old.
What isn’t clear yet is whether or not he’ll be given the option of staying at United but his lack of game time means there has to be a question mark about that.
And, although the season is just ended, United are already working hard to strengthen the squad for next term.
A number of targets have been identified and moves to bring new faces in are under way.