Aberdeen skipper Graeme Shinnie has reportedly been spotted at Derby County’s Pride Park after talks over a summer move to join Frank Lampard’s side.

According to the Derby Telegraph, Shinnie has been holding talks with the Rams while a photo on social media seemingly shows the Scotland international inside the stadium.

With his Aberdeen contract up in the summer, Shinnie is free to talk to any club about a summer transfer.

The Aberdeen captain is suspended for this weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic and will be stuck on the sidelines as they aim to reach a final against Hearts or Inverness Caley Thistle on May 25th.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 03: Niall McGinn of Aberdeen makes it 3-1 and celebrates with manager Derek McInnes and Graeme Shinnie during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Motherwell at Pittodrie Stadium on April 3, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Rangers and Celtic have also been linked with moves for Shinnie but it looks as though the Championship could be his destination instead.

Shinnie has played 180 games for Aberdeen since joining the Dons from Inverness, making 48 appearances this season as he’s helped McInnes side to fourth place in the league.

2nd February 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Gael Bigirimana of Hibernian and Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen compete for possession of the ball

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The versatile 27-year-old has picked up five Scotland caps so far and a move to the Championship would surely help him stake a claim for a regular place in the national squad.

Working under an iconic midfielder like Lampard is also something that can really help improve his game.

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