Oldham midfielder Gary McDonald is set for talks with Aberdeen over a possible move to Pittodrie.
Dons boss Jimmy Calderwood has targeted McDonald as a possible replacement for contract rebel Barry Nicholson who is expected to leave for England in the summer.
McDonald, who scored the winner for Oldham in their FA Cup victory over Everton earlier this season, is out of contract in the summer and could leave Boundary Park for nothing.
The 26-year-old has been offered a new deal at Oldham, but he is planning to hold talks with Aberdeen to see what offer is available.
"I can't say too much about things at this stage but I expect to speak to Aberdeen this week," McDonald told the Daily Record.
Oldham chief executive Alan Hardy is aware of Aberdeen's interest in McDonald, but is hopeful the club can keep hold of the former Kilmarnock star.
Interest"When we signed Gary we gave him a two-year deal and that is up at the end of the season," Hardy told the Press & Journal.
"We have offered him another two-year deal. He is an important player for us and we want him to stay, it goes without saying we would not have offered him a new contract otherwise.
"He has played an important role for the team and of course, he scored one of the most important goals in the club's history in our FA Cup victory against Everton.
"I am aware there has been interest from Aberdeen.
"They are completely within their rights to make an approach and they are doing so within the Fifa regulations.
"The decision is up to Gary now. I know he has links in Scotland but I also know he was keen to establish himself in the English game.
"He has done that in the last two seasons and we are hoping he can continue to be an important player for us.
"We will just have to wait and see what he decides."