Dundee United are lining up an ambitious loan deal for Scotland striker Marc McNulty, Courier Sport can reveal.
The Reading forward is no stranger to the Scottish Premiership having spent two spells with Hibs, during the first of which he scored six goals in four games.
The 28-year-old made his name with Livingston, from where he earned a move across the border to Sheffield United.
McNulty later scored 28 goals in one season at Coventry City, prompting Reading to pay a £1 million transfer fee for him.
Although he hasn’t been able to make a similar impact in the Championship with the Royals, it was during that first loan stint at Hibs that he was capped twice for his country.
With Lawrence Shankland to partner at United, should the Tangerines be able to complete a season-long deal, there would be the mouth-watering prospect of an all-Scotland front duo.
There are other clubs keen to snap McNulty up, however, as the deadline for this window starts to loom large.
A transfer that is closer to completion at Tannadice is that of Cameroon midfielder Jeando Fuchs from Alaves.
The 22-year-old who, like McNulty, has two caps, signed for Alaves in 2019 from Sochaux but was sent out on loan to Maccabi Haifa last season.
He had previously made over 100 appearances for Sochaux before moving to La Liga.
Courier Sport understands United have been tracking Fuchs for around 18 months as part of a transfer strategy of long-term planning rather than reactive sticking-plaster decisions, and their patience is set to pay-off.
An all-round midfielder, Fuchs will bring energy, creativity and a goal threat to Micky Mellon’s midfield.