Paul Hartley says Dundee are yet to receive any “concrete offers” for Greg Stewart.
However, Aberdeen assistant Tony Docherty insists PFA Scotland Player of the Year nominee Stewart is on the Dons’ radar this summer.
“We have not had any concrete offers for any of our players,” said Paul when quizzed about interest in both Stewart and top-scorer Kane Hemmings.
“We have said before we are not about to go and sell those two players.
“But we cannot stop the speculation around them. They are good players.”
Although Dundee are reluctant sellers, Aberdeen, as revealed in Friday’s Tele, are eyeing a cut-price move for Stewart, who has just a year left on his present Dens Park deal.
And while Docherty stopped short of confirming that a bid was imminent — although a package in the region of £250,000 to £300,000 is understood to have been readied — he was glowing in his praise of Stewart.
He did, however, refuse to deny the 26-year-old, who has been offered new terms by Dundee, was on Derek McInnes’ shortlist.
Docherty said: “We are well aware of how good Stewart is, he was nominated for Scotland’s Player of the Year.
“We always tend to get mentioned when there is speculation about good players.
“But we never confirm anything until deals have been done.
“We have a list of the targets we want.
“We are hopeful we will get them in before we play our first Europa League game.”
Meanwhile, having watched his side get hammered on the final day of the season, Paul admits Saturday’s Inverness result was indicative of how his side’s season has panned out.
He said: “When they get the first goal, we have to go for it.
“We’ve had to throw men forward to try to get something out of the game.
“And in the end we conceded poor goals.
“If we had taken our chances in the first-half, it would have been a very different game.”
Paul continued: “We created great chances and have just not finished teams off, so it’s something we will look to address next season.
“We’ve been good in spells this season — really good. At other times we’ve been indifferent and a wee bit inconsistent in terms of a lot of draws.”