Dundee are hoping Jesse Curran decides he does not want to go back Down Under.
Dens boss James McPake is hoping to persuade Curran to stay in Scotland after he returns from a break in Australia.
Curran has been back in his homeland for a holiday after his contract with the Dark Blues finished at the end of last season.
McPake has left the Dens door open for him, though.
The Dundee manager said: “Jesse flies back in the next couple of weeks and we will have a chat then.
“There are a couple of different scenarios regarding Jesse.
“He might see his future elsewhere but I would like to keep him here, both as a player and a person.
“So we will let him have his break and then I will sit down for a chat with him and see what happens. I hope it is a yes to staying but it’s a tough one.
“He is obviously so far away in Australia and he might see this as a chance for him to get back home.”
McPake is also keen to talk defender Kerr Waddell into signing a new deal after his contract also finished in May.
He said: “Kerr is just back from holiday so we will sit down with him soon.”