Dundee boss Paul Hartley is hoping to bolster his striking options in the next 24 hours with the on-loan addition of Spanish front man Arturo Juan Perez-Reverte.
The 26-year-old Cordoba CF player impressed the Dens Park manager while training with the club recently.
Hartley is now keen to bring the player to Dundee for the rest of the season and he is keeping his fingers crossed that a deal can be done.
The manager said: “He has been in for a couple of days but is away again.
“We will just have to wait and see but he would be a possible loan for us over the next four or five months.
“We will see what his club are saying and if we can agree to something.
“We have watched a lot of footage of him and had him over. He has impressed us on what we have seen so far so if we can get him in, it would be a big bonus but if we can’t then we will just have to look elsewhere.
“He would add height, physicality and technically he is very good.
“He has played at a decent level in Spain. I spoke to Julen (Dundee defender Extabeguren) also about the club he is at.
“I think he would add something to the squad.
“We are hoping to hear back either today or tomorrow and hopefully get him back in for the start of next week.
“So fingers crossed.”
Hartley will be without four players for tomorrow’s game against Partick with the manager revealing that one of them, defender Daryll Meggatt, needs an operation.
He added: “We will be without James McPake (knee), Julen (eye), Gary Irvine (ankle) and Daryll Meggatt.
“Julen is having a check-up and hopefully he will be given the green light to return to training.
“Gary is still having problems with his ankle and he might be out for a couple of weeks.
“Daryll has been struggling and will have a hernia op next week.”
Games between Dundee and Partick over the last couple of seasons have been incredibly tight affairs and Hartley is expecting more of the same in Glasgow tomorrow.
He said: “They had a difficult start but I think Alan (Archibald) has proved he is a good manager.
“He has done a steady job there and they are on a good run of form.
“They are hard to beat and difficult to play against. Every game we have had against them has always been tight. We have had a few draws but we have nicked a few wins also.
“We are expecting another tight game on Saturday.”