Sheffield United and Bristol City are the two possible destinations for Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie.
This comes after the Blades lost to City in the league, with an Andreas Weimann hat-trick helping them to a 3-2 victory at Bramall Lane.
Now they will be hoping the Robins don’t win this battle as well. It is a straight decision for Shinnie between South Yorkshire and Bristol.
Aberdeen had thought they could convince their skipper to stay, but that now looks unlikely. Luton Town caretaker manager Mick Harford has also admitted his interest in Shinnie.
“Graeme Shinnie, I believe, is on a lot of club’s radars and he’s just someone that’s been alerted to us,” Harford told Luton Today.
“There’s nothing in it at the moment, but we always have an interest in good players.
“I know him very well, I’ve watched him numerous times, he’s a holding midfield player, can cover full back and he obviously has a big connection here with his brother (Andrew Shinnie plays for Luton).”
Yet despite the Hatters and other teams from the second tier being interested in Shinnie, it is either United or City set to sign him.
Who is Graeme Shinnie?
A youth product of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Shinnie made his senior debut 10 years ago at the age of 17.
Originally considered a left-back, the Scot has since developed into a central midfielder. His ability to play both positions is thought to be an attractive prospect.
Shinnie joined Aberdeen in the summer of 2015, despite Championship clubs being interested back then as well. The last of his 187 games for Inverness was the Scottish Cup final, which they won 2-1 against Falkirk.
Shinnie has since played 182 times for The Dons and made his Scotland debut in May last year. He currently has five caps.