Dundee may have a fight on their hands to keep Graham Dorrans.
Courier Sport understands that MK Dons are interested in the experienced midfielder.
The English League One side are managed by Russell Martin, a former team-mate of Dorrans with Rangers and Scotland.
Earlier this week Dundee boss James McPake said he expects his summer recruit, who scored the Dark Blues’ derby equaliser at Tannadice seven days ago, to still be at Dens Park once the window closes.
McPake said: “I’m pretty confident Graham Dorrans will still be a Dundee player come the first of February.
“He’s happy and is starting to really enjoy it. You can see that.
“He’s a winner and wants to get back to a level he should be playing at. I’m confident he’ll be doing that here.”
As far as incomings are concerned, a loan deal for St Johnstone midfielder Ross Callachan is one possibility this month, but McPake stressed: “We need to take stock of what we have and where we need to improve for the second part of the season and beyond.
“We took our time in the summer. We waited and I think it will be the same in this window.
“It’s a bit easier because there aren’t as many players needed. There aren’t big gaps to fill after losing 12 players.
“We’ll take our time and try to get it right again.”
Meanwhile, McPake has praised Dundee United for their prompt response to racism allegations.
A video emerged of a Tangerines’ fan allegedly using racist language towards Dundee striker Kane Hemmings.
McPake said: “It’s unacceptable. Everybody knows that.
“We’ll back and will help Kane in any way necessary. He has been OK. I spoke to him after it happened and he was fine.
“All we can do is leave Dundee United to deal with it.
“Credit to Dundee United for putting out the statement very quickly and the action they are trying to take. In any way we can help with that, we will.”