Aberdeen are favourites to bring in Derby County left-back Max Lowe on loan and are reported to have enquired for Ryan Gauld.
Lowe has slipped behind Scott Malone and Scotland cap Craig Forsyth in the Rams pecking order and the Dons are set to benefit, while Gauld, who has two years left on his deal at Sporting in Portugal, is likely to leave on loan again.
Manager Derek McInnes is keen to add at least another player before tomorrow’s transfer deadline, with Derby keen for Lowe to get first-team football to further his development.
Ex-Dundee United man Gauld, who hails from Laurencekirk, spent last season on loan at Aves and is also believed to be interesting two other Portuguese clubs.
McInnes has played Andrew Considine and Graeme Shinnie at left-back this season but would prefer to use the latter in a midfield role. The Dons played the majority of the first half against Hibernian with a back three, with Considine at the left of the trio and Shinnie operating as a left wing-back.
It has been a pleasing week for Shinnie, who has been given the chance to add to his two Scotland caps after Alex McLeish called him up for the games against Belgium and Albania next week.
The 27-year-old made his debut in the summer internationals, featuring against both Peru and Mexico after being on the periphery of the squad dating back from his time with Inverness.
Adding to his tally was always a target and he hopes he can do enough again to leave a lasting impression on the Scotland scene.
Shinnie said: “I tried to work as hard as I could and I was eager to try and impress. I wanted to give them that question every time a squad came up. I didn’t want it to be a one-time thing.
“I had a slight inkling from the gaffer but until the squad is announced, then I know I’m in it. I’ve waited my time to get a chance and I felt like I got that in the summer, in Mexico and Peru. They were an experience I’ll never forget and I felt I did well. It gives me another opportunity to try and impress again.
“You come up against top players and teams – just being involved is going to be so helpful for me. I’m hopeful of getting another cap or two under my belt.”
Shinnie is the sole Dons representative in the Scotland squad, with Scott McKenna missing out through injury. Two former players, Kenny McLean and Ryan Christie, have also not been included.
Frank Ross has been added to the Scotland under-21 squad for the games against Andorra and the Netherlands, after team-mate Scott Wright was ruled out through injury.