Dundee manager Jim McIntyre has confirmed his interest in signing departed Hartlepool United club captain Andrew Davies.
But the Scottish Premiership outfit will only sign the player, if the 34-year-old proves his fitness.
Davies had his contract at the Super 6 Stadium cancelled by mutual consent on Monday, after a hit and miss return to the club he supported as a boy.
And, as reported by the Mail at the weekend, it is the Scottish top flight basement boys who are lining up a move for the defender.
With the player playing just 13 times for Pools since signing on a free from Ross County in the summer, doubts remain about the player's fitness. Davies has not played since Boxing Day due to a hip problem.
And this is something McIntyre, who managed Davies at Ross County, is taking into account when he considers whether to offer the player a deal.
"Dav is a player I know really well and obviously has the right mentality and character," said the Dee boss.
"He has obviously left Hartlepool and is somebody we are interested in but I would like to take a look at his fitness."
Davies had 18 months left on his Pools deal when it was cancelled.
On his departure, he said: "I am sorry that I could not achieve what I had set out to do from the day I joined Hartlepool.
"Football is an environment where you never know what’s around the corner; we go our separate ways with mutual respect and I am grateful for having had the privilege to be captain of Hartlepool United.
"I met some great people at the club, and the fans were great with me so I wish them, the staff and everyone else associated with the club every success in the future."