Ally McCoist has refused to give up hope of luring David Goodwillie and Lee Wallace to Rangers.
The Gers boss is determined to land the SPL pair as he prepares his squad for his first season in charge at Ibrox.
And although Cardiff and Hearts have also been linked with Goodwillie, McCoist has maintained his interest in the Dundee United striker
"I wouldn't say it's dead in the water," he said. "The interest certainly isn't dead in the water.
"Our representatives have spoken with Stephen Thompson at Dundee United so there has been dialogue, although there has been no offer made as yet."
Hearts have already rejected a bid for left-back Wallace and McCoist said there could be an improved offer for the Scotland international.
"I would be hopeful of that but I can't tell you any more than that because I haven't had a chance to speak to (Rangers owner) Craig Whyte today," he said.
"There is a little bit of a gap in the valuation of the player between the clubs.
"I'll have a chat with Craig and see what we want to do but I make no secret of the fact that the first bid has been rejected and Lee is a player we would be keen to get here."