SPFL: Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston working on two deals
Kilmarnock are working on deals to bring in former player Alexei Eremenko and Vitalijs Maksimenko.
Last Updated: 23/01/14 7:08pm
Eremenko, who made a big impression on the Scottish football map when he spent a year at Rugby Park three seasons ago, is now a free agent following a spell in Kazakhstan.
Johnston said: "We're interested in a lot of players and he (Eremenko) is definitely one we are interested in. I think he is coming in later on in the week.
"Obviously he is a quality player and you are trying to bring in players that are going to make a difference to your squad. We will take our time and hopefully get it sorted. Time will tell."
Maksimenko has made only two appearances for Brighton since joining from Skonto Riga a year ago, and Johnston is looking at a loan move.
"He should be in tomorrow (Friday) all going well," Johnston said. "He can play centre-half or left-back. He's a Latvian international and he is at the right age as well.
"We are looking to bring in more than two. We're looking at a few players but nothing is over the line yet."
Meanwhile, Johnston admits he may be powerless to keep hold of Kris Boyd if the veteran striker's former Rangers team-mate - Barry Ferguson - came calling.
Ferguson has taken charge at Championship side Blackpool following the sacking of Paul Ince and had been linked with a move for Boyd.
"You wouldn't be surprised that people are going to be looking at Boydy," Johnston said. "He's a proven goalscorer. I want to keep him here but ultimately it would be the chairman's decision."