Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes targeting Preston’s Stevie May

Stevie May.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is once again attempting to bring Preston’s Stevie May to Pittodrie, it is understood.

The striker, 24, has battled back to full fitness having sustained a serious knee ligament injury that ruled him out for more than a year.

McInnes has attempted to land May previously and targeted a loan deal in January. He also reportedly tried to secure a season long loan for May in summer 2015 while the player was at Sheffield Wednesday.

May has a year left on his Preston deal and the Dons are understood to be weighing up a £250,000 swoop.

Aberdeen’s financial clout has been bolstered by the recent “multi-million” investment from Dave Cormack through the acquisition of shares.

The Dons also landed £1.3 million from the transfer of winger Hayes to Celtic, with Ryan Christie arriving on loan for a season as part of the deal.