Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson has confirmed his interest in signing Morgaro Gomis back to Dundee United, but has played down rumours of done deals for Osman Sow and Cammy Smith.
Midfielder Gomis is well known to United fans, having had two spells with the club and lifting the Scottish Cup in 2010. The experienced player has been training with the club in recent weeks and Robbie Neilson has confirmed he is offering Gomis a role in the squad should he want it.
“Morgaro has been in training with us,” he said.
“Obviously I know him previously from his time here, but also I had him at Hearts and he is a great character.
“He has been in training the last couple of weeks with us to judge where he is and his fitness levels.
“We’ve been talking to him to see what we can possibly do because I think he is a great guy to have about.
“I don’t expect him to come in and be a number one player for us week-in-week-out, but I expect him to bring quality and bring that intensity to training, but also be an option for us in the game.
“We are actively talking to him and seeing what his thoughts are because he is at an age now where he has a decision to make.
“Does he want to play every single week, or does he want to come and help out?”
Another ex-Hearts player in Osman Sow has also been linked with a third spell teaming up with Neilson, however the United boss has suggested that a deal for the striker is not in the offing.
“I think that one will always get put to me because I’ve known Osman for a long time,” he said.
“I took him to Hearts and I took him down to MK Dons, at this moment in time I’m not sure if he is fit.
“He has not been playing so it is not one that we are looking at.”
St Mirren’s Cammy Smith has been rumoured to be close to signing with United for what would be his second spell following a loan spell under previous manager Ray McKinnon. Neilson confirmed that Smith has been offered to United, but he played down the prospects of Smith returning to Tannadice.
“He is one that was put to us, but I get players put in every day,” he said.
“The phone has been very busy recently and there is nothing progressing on any of them at the moment.”
Meanwhile, Neilson confirmed that he expects to sit down with new owner Mark Ogren who is expected to be in the stands on Saturday as United take on Dunfermline. The US based owner had been rumoured to be jetting in for the first time since buying the club and Neilson is looking forward to delivering three points for the chairman come full time on Saturday.
“I’ve heard he is coming over which is great,” he said.
“It is good for him to come and obviously seeing the club, being the owner, bringing that razzmatazz and enjoyment and hopefully we can three points for him.
“It is important when the owner comes over that he is pleased with what he sees, and he is happy with the club.
“He is looking at this long-term, he is not looking at it as 90 minutes.
“This is a club that he has come here, and he wants to build, take forward, get promoted, push up to the top flight and then push on from there.
“He has got a long-term strategy and I will have a chat with him after the game on Saturday, we will sit down and see where we go.”