Aston Villa are currently being linked with Hajduk Split stopper Lovre Kalinic.
Garde has been less than impressed by Brad Guzan’s performances since he took charge, and he has dropped the American stopper in the recent weeks.
Mark Bunn has done well in Guzan’s absence, but Garde reportedly has reservations over using him as his first choice.
As a result, signing a goalkeeper has become a priority for Villa - and they have sent a specialist goalkeeper scout out, to ensure that they get the right man.
Villa need a solid base to build upon, as they aim to make an unlikely escape from relegation.
The Claret and Blues have leaked goals throughout the campaign to date, and Guzan has been guilty of making a series of errors.
Villa have been linked with a range of stoppers already, with Hajduk Split stopper Lovre Kalinic the latest name said to be in Garde’s wishlist