Pittodrie chief executive Duncan Fraser says the Dons board are right behind Derek McInnes’ bid to hold on to attacker Jonny Hayes.
English Championship side Cardiff City are keen on signing the Republic of Ireland international winger during the transfer window.
It had been reported the club had already rejected a £500,000 bid from Cardiff.
That was rubbished by Fraser, who also reassured the Red Army the Dons are determined they will not emerge weakened from the January transfer window.
He’s in Dubai with the Reds working on ways to help McInnes emerge from the month with a stronger squad in place.
Fraser said: “There has been no bid for Jonny Hayes.
“If there was a bid for Jonny I would be aware of it.
“We want to keep all our best players and get a stronger team.
“This club have no desire to lose our best players.
“The manager also wants to get a stronger team.”
Hayes still has 18 months left on his Pittodrie contract and £500,000 would be way off the player’s value.
It’s has been suggested Cardiff could choose to make a player plus cash offer in an effort to persuade the Dons to do a deal.
Fraser would not be drawn on that as we talked at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence.
The reported interest in Hayes is just one challenge of what could be a testing January transfer window for the Dons.
Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been offered a three-year deal by Hearts.
McGinn has been free to talk to other clubs since the transfer window opened on January 1.
It is understood he will reject Hearts although a number of English lower league clubs are tracking the attacker.
McGinn is not in Dubai with the Dons as he has been given an extra week’s holiday.
The 29-year-old had no summer break having starred for his country in Euro 2016.
Rangers are also reportedly tracking Andy Considine, out of contract in the summer, and Ipswich are interested in Shaleum Logan.
Right-back Logan has 18 months left on his contract.
But Fraser insisted the Dons are not a selling club.
He said: “Aberdeen are a big club and we will continue to do all we can to make sure we get a good squad.
“We are going to keep getting better.
“I want Aberdeen to have as strong a squad as possible, that is all I am interested in.
“Derek has very much the same attitude.”
McGinn and Considine are among five players who are out of contract at the end of the season.
Skipper Ryan Jack, Ash Taylor and Peter Pawlett all have contracts that expire in the summer.
When asked if there had been any progress in contract talks with those five, Fraser said: “The manager will update you in terms of that.”