Peterborough United have confirmed they want a “reasonable” fee for Dons transfer targets Jack Baldwin and Chris Forrester.
Aberdeen have enquired about defender Baldwin and midfielder Forrester who have both been slapped on the transfer list by the League One outfit.
Peterborough director of football Barry Fry today claimed both were once rated as multi-million players by the ABAX Stadium club.
However, that has changed and Posh would accept a fraction of that initial valuation in a summer clear-out at the club.
It is understood a fee of around £100,000 to £200,000 for each could secure former club captain Baldwin and Republic of Ireland squad player Forrester.
Fry said: “We want money for Baldwin and Forrester so the Aberdeen interest hasn’t gone anywhere yet.
“We sold Baldwin for £2.5 million to Bournemouth once, but then he picked up an injury.
“After watching Forrester play against West Brom and Chelsea in FA Cup ties we did think we had another multi-million player on our hands.
“That’s not the case, but we are still after a fee I would describe as ‘reasonable’.”
Peterborough skipper Baldwin and former club captain Forrester are both available after boss Steve Evans transfer listed 13 players at the end of the season.
Peterborough signed Baldwin in a £500,000 move from Hartlepool United in January 2014.
The 24-year-old is versatile and can play at right-back, centre-back and midfield.
Baldwin was scheduled to move to Premier League Bournemouth in a £2.5m move only for the defender to sustain an injury before it went through.
Baldwin made 43 appearances for Posh last season.
A £3 million price tag was placed on Forrester by chairman Darragh MacAnthony in January 2016.
The former St Patrick’s Athletic playmaker impressed in a 4-1 FA Cup defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in January last year.
Attacking midfielder Forrester was included in a provisional Republic of Ireland squad for friendly matches against Switzerland and Slovakia in March 2016 as part of the build-up to Euro 2016.
He did not make the cut for the friendlies and has yet to be capped.
Dublin-born Forrester, 25, made 38 appearances for Peterborough last season.
Of the two targets it is understood Forrester is the more keen on a potential move to Aberdeen.
Dons boss Derek McInnes faces a busy summer transfer window with three players leaving Pittodrie and six loanees returning to their parent clubs.
Aberdeen are understood to have offered Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeough the chance to be the highest-paid player at the club.
The Hibs star, 25, has been McInnes’ top signing target and has already confirmed he will leave Hibs this summer through freedom of contract as his deal is set to expire.
The Reds face stiff opposition from south of the border as Fulham, Blackburn Rovers, QPR and Brentford are all interested in McGeough.
McInnes is also tracking Ross County defender Jason Naismith.
The right-back has two years left on his contract and the recently-relegated Staggies will want a fee for Naismith.