Derby County manager Frank Lampard has confirmed talks between his side and Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie – but admitted that the midfielder has other options over his future.

Shinnie was pictured at Derby’s ground last week as his Pittodrie contract runs down, with Lampard insisting Derek McInnes was “very aware” of the talks.

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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The Scotland international has also been linked with moves to Rangers and Luton Town but a move to play under Lampard would surely be enticing.

“We have spoken to Graeme Shinnie,” Lampard said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I actually get on very well with Derek McInnes, the manager at Aberdeen, so he is very aware of it

“Graeme Shinnie has options, and I think we are an option hence why he was here.

“It is not done yet, so we have to wait and see but he is a player we are interested in, yes.”

According to the Press and Journal, Aberdeen have offered him a five-year contract to stay will reward Shinnie with a testimonial once his spell at the club comes to an end.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen is seen wearing a Rainbow arm band during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The former Inverness ace joined the Dons in 2014 and replaced Ryan Jack as captain following his move to Rangers.

He could still choose to remain in the Granite City but a move away is looking ever more likely with every passing day.

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