Dundee are planning a swoop for Ross County skipper Marcus Fraser.
Manager Jim McIntyre’s plans to reshape the Dark Blues squad this month are set to ramp up over the coming days and the 24-year-old defender is one on the Dens gaffer’s radar.
Former Celtic kid Fraser was made captain at Victoria Park over the summer ahead of their bid for an immediate return to the Premiership following last season’s relegation.
He’s played 15 times for the Staggies this campaign as they’ve put themselves on track to do just that as they lead the second-tier title race.
His current deal with the Highland club expires in the summer, however, which could pave the way for Dundee to do a deal this month to prevent the Staggies losing him for nothing.
A swap deal for Dens stalwart Cammy Kerr has been mooted, though the full-back is himself free to speak to other clubs this month with his own contract ending in the summer.
And the desire to stay in the top flight, if a new offer from the Dark Blues isn’t forthcoming, is likely to see Kerr weigh up his options.
With his side rock bottom of the Premiership during the winter break, Jim has repeated the need to bring in the “right types” to get the side out of relegation trouble – something he did in similar circumstances at County.
And that could mean moving for players he’s worked with before knowing exactly what they will bring with October signing Martin Woods already an example of that.
With Dundee already short of centre-backs, a move for former Scotland U/21 man Fraser could be made sooner rather than later.