Dons skipper Ryan Jack has reassured the Red Army there is no way he is joining Rangers.
Dons boss Derek McInnes responded to that by speaking to the 25-year-old about the link with the Ibrox club at Pittodrie today.
McInnes was delighted to hear Jack rubbish any talk of him moving to Ibrox.
The Dons captain also assured McInnes he still hasn’t ruled out signing the new deal offered to him by the Dons.
McInnes said: “Ryan gave me assurances that there has been no contact from Rangers and that he doesn’t anticipate any contact.
“It’s not something he is interested in.
“I trust Ryan and he says neither he or his agent have had any contact with Rangers.
“Ryan is really happy here and hasn’t ruled out staying with Aberdeen.
“He plays an integral part for us and hopefully that will continue beyond the end of this season.
“If does decide to move on his likely destination will be England.
“He sees that as maybe his next opportunity if he does decide to go.”
McInnes is unhappy with the timing of the story linking Jack with Rangers, which comes at a stage of the season when the Dons are trying to pip the Ibrox club for second spot in the Premiership and also bidding to reach the Scottish Cup final.
He said: “You have to question the reasons for it, whether it’s to try and destabalise us, or whatever.
“It’s important we recognise as a club, players and supporters, this is a time for us all to stick together.
“We can expect things to try and upset us and we have to respond by doing all we can together to make sure we end the season strongly.”