Dundee United striker Simon Murray has been offered a pre-contract deal by Inverness Caley Thistle.
With his Tannadice contract up this summer, the former Arbroath frontman is free to negotiate with potential new employers and it is understood his representatives have already spoken to the Highlanders.
Should the 24-year-old move up the A9 then Murray would be joining former United frontman Henri Anier, who joined the relegation-threatened Premiership side just last week.
Murray has also caught the eye of Moldovan team Sheriff Tiraspol and they have already had a £40,000 bid for the player turned down by the Tangerines, who paid the Lichties £50,000 for him two years ago.
ICT, of course, can also move for him now if they are prepared to pay a fee acceptable to United rather than go down the pre-contract route.
Also, the Tangerines can make their player a new deal themselves that may or may not prove acceptable to Murray.
That all leaves United boss Ray McKinnon to decide whether he can afford to let a striker, who has scored 11 times this season, leave now and get a fee that will boost his chances of getting new faces in before the window shuts or keep Murray for the erst of the season and risk seeing him walk away for nothing.