The Dons have made their move to sign Celtic and Scotland winger Gary Mackay-Steven.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes never comments about transfer speculation.
But it is understood the 26-year old former Ross County, Liverpool, Airdie United and Dundee United is on his wish list of summer signings.
Sources say McInnes has already held talks with Thurso-born Mackay-Steven about the possibility of a move to Pittodrie.
Whether that would be permanent or on loan would be up to Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers because Mackay-Steven, who joined Celtic in January 2015 in a £250,000 deal, is still contracted to them until the summer of 2019.
But McInnes would love to get the winger as a replacement for Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn, who is leaving the Dons after next Saturday’s Scottish Cup final clash with Celtic.
A move north would also give Mackay-Steven the chance to revive his career, which has stalled a little since Rodgers took over at Celtic a year ago.
He has made just 11 appearances so far this season, the last of which was in their 5-0 league win over Hearts at the start of April.
McInnes has also hoping to sign Scotland international forward Shaun Maloney, who is leaving Hull City in the wake of their relegation from the English Premier League.
The Dons have already secured the services of Inverness Caley Thistle midfielder Greg Tansey.
He is a seen as a direct replacement for skipper Ryan Jack, who has confirmed he is leaving Aberdeen and is reported to be close to agreeing on a move to Premiership rivals Rangers