Fresh reports have linked Stevie May back to St Johnstone, but is the Aberdeen outcast really going to be departing Pittodrie any time soon?

The move, according to the Herald, ‘looked dead’ as the Dons knocked back a loan offer. They want to get him off the wage bill completely instead of temporarily.

May is no closer to the Aberdeen exit. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Now the report claims that the deal is back on and could be completed before the transfer window shuts.

With more twists and turns than a country road, this is the transfer saga that doesn’t want to go away.

May is still very much an Aberdeen player and could be by the end of the window

With the sheer amount of setbacks this deal has had, it wouldn’t be a shock if May was still at Pittodrie come September.

Still standing at Pittodrie. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It all started initially when it was reported that as many as four Scottish clubs wanted Aberdeen outcast May (The Scottish Sun). Then Dundee were supposedly leading the race to sign him (Daily Record).

Kilmarnock were the next club to have their name mentioned (Daily Record). Aberdeen reportedly gave May permission to talk to Angelo Alessio’s side, but nothing materialised.

After talks had seemingly broken down between the Saints and May, there was a reported U-turn by May as both sides looked to push through a deal (Sunday Post).

May has attracted interested from all over Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

All of these rumours and May still hasn’t got a club. It makes you wonder why this hasn’t happened yet.

Aberdeen want to shift him and there have been plenty of clubs knocking on the door for him it seems. If May really wanted a move, this surely would have been over by now?

It was only a short while ago he looked keen to leave. Reports claimed he was willing to take a financial hit to move to McDiarmid Park (Daily Record).

A Perthshire move was back on. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Will he leave Aberdeen this window? There is clearly interest but it might not happen. This has rumbled on all summer and it still doesn’t seem any closer to completion.

May might be an Don for a little while longer yet, with a Pittodrie exit seemingly on hold for now.

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