Dundee United are expected to make striker Aidan Nesbitt their first signing of the transfer window.
The 21-year-old former Celtic striker left MK Dons by mutual consent on Wednesday and the Tangerinesare keen to lure him back north.
Nesbitt played under United boss Robbie Neilson at the English club, making a total of 27 appearances after joining from the Hoops in the summer of 2017.
The Scotland under-21 cap scored on his full debut for the Milton Keynes side away at Plymouth Argyle in a League One fixture.
United are also close to agreeing a deal with Scottish Cup winner Morgaro Gomis.
The midfielder was an integral part of the Tangerines’ side that beat Ross County in the 2010 final and they want him back to help their promotion challenge.
Neilson said: “Morgaro Gomis has been in training so we have had a look at him.
“He is considering what he wants to do and obviously he’s been abroad.
“I had Morgaro at Hearts.
“He is a good character and knows this club well.
“For where we are at right now, he is more than capable.”
Neilson also confirmed that Dundee have shown an interest in seeing United frontman Craig Curran cross the road to Dens.
He stated: “There is obviously interest in quite a few and Jim (Dundee boss McIntyre) has quite a big relationship with Craig.
“We’ll see where that goes in the next weeks.
“I like Craig and he will be involved with us on Saturday. Then time will tell.”
Neilson also shut the door on speculation linking United with Raith pair Daniel Armstrong and Lewis Vaughan.
He said: “Both of them are a no.”