ABERDEEN are believed to be set to offer three players extended deals with the club, with boss Mark McGhee desperate to keep hold of all three.
According to several news reports, Mark Kerr is in line for a new contract after proving himself an decent Dons captain and cutting out his wild streak evident in the later part of last season.
The same reports indicate that Gary McDonald is to be offered a new deal despite being in and out of the team since his move from Oldham, but regular first-teamer Ricky Foster will also get the chance to extend his stay at Pittodrie.
McGhee said: "Mark [Kerr] has settled well into the captain's role although he'd be the first to admit it was tough at first.
"He has sorted it out now and is looking more confident which is great .
"[Gary] McDonald has been playing well while [Ricky] Foster has also been terrific in recent weeks."
Foster is the first of the three to give an indication he is keen to stay at the Dons rather than seek a cash-boosting deal in the English lower-leagues with, purely for example, Plymouth.
The versatile full-back said: “There is no reason for me to move on from the club now because I am playing every week.”
There is still no news on whether Charlie Mulgrew will come back to the negotiating table in an attempt to thrash out a deal with the club.