Aberdeen Scott McKenna has been in demand recently, however, a new report has rubbished claims the Dons rejected a £5million bid for the Scotland international.

The Scottish Sun had reported that the Dons kicked out the bid from Neil Lennon’s side as they were “refusing to budge” from their £10million valuation.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Aberdeen Manager Derek McInnes passes tactical instructions to Scott McKenna of Aberdeen

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The Press and Journal, however, claim the Dons have “confirmed” there was no new bid made.

McKenna is under contract at Pittodrie until the summer of 2023 so there’s no urgent need for the Dons to sell their prized asset.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Scott McKenna of Aberdeen is challenged by Callum McGregor of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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After rejecting a bid of £6.5million from Aston Villa in the summer, Celtic’s bid of £5million just smacks of the same penny-pinching that cost the Scottish champions John McGinn 12 months ago.

While it seems inevitable that McKenna will leave Pittodrie sooner rather than later, Aberdeen need to ensure any deal makes the best financial sense for them.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Scott McKenna of Scotland speaks at a press conference prior to the UEFA Nations League match between Scotland and Israel at Hampden Park on November 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Selling McKenna for £5million, even though it would be a record transfer between Scottish clubs, is a long way away from doing that.

After losing Dedryck Boyata, Filip Benkovic and Mikael Lustig this summer, Celtic need to add defenders to their squad but Aberdeen are only going to allow McKenna to go on their terms.

If Celtic really do want him, then they’ll need to cough up more money since Aberdeen are unlikely to be swayed by a few tweets from the club’s official account.

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