Aberdeen look to set to reject any bids that come in for centre-back Scott McKenna.
The Scottish Sun reports that both Stoke and Middlesbrough are interested in the player.
However, the duo have not matched the valuation the Dons have placed on McKenna.
McKenna has been the subject of bids already this season.
Aberdeen seem determined to keep hold of a player who is one of their prized assets.
With the team still in the title race and the Scottish Cup, it makes sense not to sell McKenna in January.
Indeed, if McKenna keeps up his good run of form then there could be a bidding war for the player in the summer.
Of course, that could all change if a huge bid comes in before the transfer window slams shut.
That would probably not go down well with the Aberdeen support however, as time would not be on the club’s side to bring in a replacement.
It is rare to see a team in Scotland hold on to one of their players in the face of bids from England, so Aberdeen have to be commended for that.
It does seem inevitable that the player will move from Pittodrie at one stage.
But Aberdeen seem determined that it won’t be in the January transfer window.