Dons fans will find out next week if striker Shaun Maloney is coming to Pittodrie.
Aberdeen and Hibs have been linked with an interest in the Hull City and Scotland ace.
Dons boss Derek McInnes today refused to comment on the claims the 34-year-old is on the list of players he hopes to sign to compensate for the loss of Irishman Niall McGinn and Peter Pawlett, who are moving to England at the end of the season.
But he has said before that he hopes to make at least two more signings before the end of the current campaign in an effort to ensure his squad is as strong as possible when they return for pre-season training in the middle of June.
Club sources have confirmed McInnes is expected to move things forward with some of his targets after their next two matches, at home to Celtic tomorrow and away to Rangers next Wednesday.
Maloney, who was brought up in Aberdeen, is poised to quit Hull and it has been suggested Hibs boss Neil Lennon, who worked with him during their spell at Celtic, is keen to take him to Easter Road.
But it is believed Maloney is keener on a move north to Pittodrie, despite the fact he would need to accept a hefty cut in wages to get a deal done.
McInnes planned to bat away all questions about Maloney when he spoke to the media today at Pittodrie to preview the clash with Celtic.
But he was happy to talk about his desire to see the Dons do well on tomorrow night to ensure they can go into their Scottish Cup final rematch with the Hoops in a confident mood.
“We have games that will define our season, so it is important that we play with an edge and tempo to our play,” said Mcinnes.
“We see the importance of finishing the season strongly.
“Celtic are playing with such confidence we want to just win the game if we can.
“As a club we should give ourselves a minute to reflect on what has been a fantastic season but we want to go and make it even better over the next two or three weeks.”
The Hoops boast a 100% record in the four meetings with Aberdeen this term.
Celtic won the first league meeting 4-1 but the scoreline was flattering due to two late goals.
The other two Premiership games were 1-0 defeats.
In the League Cup final the Reds under- performed and crashed 3-0 to Celtic.
McInnes is confident there will be no repeat of that tomorrow.
He said: “We got close to Celtic in the last couple of games.
“Everyone remembers the League Cup final, and I understand that because we were a shadow of ourselves.
“It was far too simple for Celtic on the day, it will be different tomorrow.”
Dons skipper Ryan Jack and Pawlett are both ruled out by injuries.
McInnes admits he faces a selection conundrum for tomorrow’s game.
He said: “It is whether we go with the team we think will start the cup final or whether we go with a team to try to get the job done.
“There are a lot of things for us to consider.”