Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that he wants to have new players in before the squad report for pre-season – but admits that he needs to “recruit smartly” this summer.
The Dons have lost skipper Graeme Shinnie this summer but could secure the signing of Motherwell striker Curtis Main, according to the Evening Express.
After finishing fourth in the league this season, McInnes told how work has been ongoing for a while to strengthen and hopes for “positive news” in the coming weeks.
“Hopefully there will be some good, positive news in the next few weeks about new players coming in,” McInnes said, as quoted by the Evening Express.
“We will try to be active and make good signings.
“Although we don’t have the money to throw at it, we can recruit smartly.
“Work has been ongoing for a while and we have made plenty of phone calls and have irons in the fire.
“Ideally when we report back in June we’ve strengthened in key areas and we’ll be looking forward to the coming season.”
McInnes side is also reported to be close to a deal with former defender Ash Taylor, two years after he left the Dos to join Northampton Town.
Taylor’s deal was ripped up last week leaving him free to return to Pittodrie and he was in the Granite City for talks yesterday.