Dundee United central defender Frederic Frans has vowed to stay at Tannadice and fight for his place.
The first Dundee derby of the new Championship season is scheduled to take place at Tannadice on Saturday, August 31.
Dundee United are willing to hunt far and wide as they target new players.
Dundee United new boy Adrian Sporle will quickly get up to speed with Scottish football, according to manager Robbie Neilson.
Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson has confirmed finding someone to replace Pavol Safrako is his summer priority.