Kenny Shiels is willing to sanction Tim Clancy's move to Motherwell in order to free up funds to bolster Kilmarnock.
Shiels believes the switch to Fir Park will be beneficial for the 27-year-old full-back and will provide more opportunities for first-team football.
Well are keen to bolster their full-back options due to Steven Saunders' injury and Clancy fits the bill for manager Stuart McCall.
Once Clancy has completed his move Shiels wants to land another centre-half, although he is refusing to name who he is targeting.
"Tim hasn't been getting enough first-team football and he's a very good player," said Shiels. "I want to help Tim and, in turn, help ourselves.
"We are quite abundant in the full-back area and it gives me an opportunity to bring in a natural centre-half.
"I feel we have enough cover with the full-backs with Tim's departure and it gives Tim an opportunity to get first-team football.
"We are in the process of trying to bring someone in but we've got quite a while yet.
"I've been working on it all week and I've got one in training and one hopefully coming in (on Friday).
"I can't really say any more at the moment because the two I have in mind are good players and I don't want to alert any of our more affluent adversaries."