The Dons today claimed they are not looking to sell midfielder Kenny McLean to Rangers.
It has been reported that Gers boss Pedro Caixinha plans to offer a “big seven figure transfer fee” in an effort to persuade the Dons to part with the 25-year-old in the summer.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was unavailable to comment this morning
He may react to the claim about McLean when he speaks at the media conference scheduled for later today to preview this weekend’s home Premiership clash with St Johstone.
But a club source said they have no plans to sell McLean, who still has more than a year to serve on his Pittodrie contract, to any club.
It’s the second time in recent weeks that an Aberdeen player has been linked with a move to Rangers.
It was reported Dons skipper Ryan Jack, who is set to become a free agent in the summer, was poised to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Light Blues.
That was later dismissed after a meeting between McInnes and Jack at Pittodrie.
The Dons have offered Jack a new contract, although it looks increasingly likely the Aberdonian will choose to move to England at the end of the season.
McInnes criticised the timing of the story linking Jack with Rangers.
He said then: “Ryan is happy here and he hasn’t ruled out staying but if he decides to move on his likely destination will be England.
“There is absolutely nothing in the report.
“You have to question the reasons for it, whether it is to destabilise us or whatever.”