Aberdeen boss Mark McGhee is interested in signing strikers Steven MacLean and Stephen Dobbie from the Championship.
MacLean is available as he wants to leave present club Plymouth, while Swansea's Dobbie is out of favour at the Liberty Stadium.
McGhee is keen on the pair, who are both 27, as he seeks to add more firepower to the Dons' attack.
He wants to take MacLean - who was recently training with Hearts before the Jambos did not follow up their initial interest - on a loan deal with a view to a permanent move.
McGhee told the Western News: "I have spoken to Paul Sturrock at Plymouth and Steven MacLean's representative, Blair Morgan, and more or less had a loan deal done with both of them.
"But Steven is determined that he wants to leave Plymouth permanently, so I have asked to speak to him personally.
"When I do that, I will explain we have honourable intentions of bringing him here for the long term.
"In the meantime, it would do him no harm to come here on loan.
"It is a waiting game for now. He may well be waiting to see what arises elsewhere, so it could be nothing happens until the end of the month.
"It tends to be the way in January as nobody shows their hand this early."
McGhee is also interested in Swansea striker Dobbie, who he tried to sign for former club Motherwell.
The Dons boss added: "I am a fan of his and we have asked about his availability, and it is possible he could come here.
"He is the type of player who is different from the type of strikers we have here already."