Dundee United manager Craig Levein has admitted that his hopes of landing former Hearts skipper Steven Pressley are very slim.
The 33-year-old Scotland international centre-back is a free agent after being axed by the Jambos, with a number of clubs on both sides of the border interested in his services.
Levein told The Courier: "I would think it is highly unlikely that we'll see Steven here.
"He has quite a number of options which financially are a lot more lucrative than this one.
"But I wouldn't be doing my job properly if I didn't make a pitch for him."