Oldham’s Vital Football site reports that Athletic are keen to re-sign Gary Harkins on a permanent deal from St. Mirren.
Harkin has become a free agent since his release at St. Mirren and a look back to Boundary Park looks ever more likely.
The midfielder was brought in by manager Lee Johnson for a loan spell last season after he became unhappy during his first year at the Scottish club, but returned as expected when his loan ended.
Twenty nine year old Harkin has had his contract mutually terminated halfway through the second scheduled year of the agreement, upon his return to the parent club.
Harkins is expected to sign for Johnson on a permanent basis within the next week, he could potentially line up along side former Kilmarnock player Liam Kelly who arrived earlier this week.