Dundee face competition if they are to make a move to bring striker Simon Murray back to Dens Park.
Murray spent the second half of last season on loan at the Dark Blues from parent club Hibs and said he was open to a return – but only if the Edinburgh side went with another striking option.
His first choice was to try to prove himself at Easter Road after an up-and- down debut campaign there.
Whether he has the chance to do that is up in the air after Motherwell moved to take him to Fir Park.
The Steelmen have reportedly had a bid of £50,000 turned down by Hibs for the striker as they look to add to their attack.
And that’s unlikely to be the end of any interest in the 26-year-old with ’Well expected to continue their pursuit.
A number of European clubs have also been keeping tabs on him since his Dundee United days.
The Tangerines, too, have made advances to bring him back to Tannadice.
The lure of a return to boyhood heroes Dundee on a permanent basis would be big for Murray, though whether manager Neil McCann is prepared to splash cash on the former-Arbroath man remains to be seen.
In 14 games for the Dark Blues last season, Murray managed just the three goals despite some good performances. Gaffer Neil suggested Murray was just trying too hard to shine in front of his fellow-Dundee supporters and was happy with his contribution.
The Dee boss is desperate to add more threat to his side and is expected to take his time before making a move for a new forward.