Dundee have been linked with a move for French defender Kevin Gomis.
Dark Blues boss Paul Hartley has make no secret adding another experienced centre-half to his squad is a top priority.
And the 27-year-old could fit the bill.
A report from France has suggested he will sign a one year contract at Dens Park.
A more likely scenario, however, is that Dundee will have a look at him on trial before deciding whether or not to offer him a deal.
Born in Paris, Gomis has experience of top-flight football in Portugal with Naval.
He played 44 league games for them in a two year spell between 2009 and 2011.
He then returned to France on a three year deal with Nice which was later extended.
During his time there he also had a brief loan spell in the English Championship at Nottingham Forest.
He is a free agent after leaving the South of France club during the summer.
Although Dundee have not confirmed their interest, with club captain James McPake still on the long-term injury list, the manager has stressed the need to sign a defender.
“We definitely need to strengthen at centre-back,” he said.
“I think we are going to go for experience and we have worked really hard behind the scenes to get one in.
“But it’s not is and this summer is the most difficult market I’ve known.”