Dundee United manager Peter Houston has confirmed he is still waiting to finalise a deal to sign Gavin Gunning from Blackburn Rovers.
Gunning, who spent time on loan with United's SPL rivals Motherwell last term, has agreed a deal at Tannadice after previously training with Scunthorpe United in pre-season.
Motherwell were unable to match the Terrors' offer, but Houston revealed the defender is still trying to thrash out a contractual problem at Blackburn before being able to finalise the move.
"There is a problem between Blackburn and the player," said Houston.
"We have agreed a deal with them but he still has some problems that him and Blackburn have got to sort out.
"Gavin's happy with the deal, desperate to come to Dundee United, but he's due some money and I think Blackburn want to let him go for nothing.
"He's due a considerable sum but he's willing to take quite a lot less. So it's a problem between Gavin and Blackburn which he has to resolve.
"I know that the lad and Stevie Kean are meeting and hopefully something comes out of that because he's desperate to get a train up the road and join United because he wants to get in this team."