DONS boss Mark McGhee has told the Aberdeen fans that there is no rush to tie up a new deal for defender Charlie Mulgrew.
The 26-year-old dead-ball maestro is out of contract at the end of the season and his money-grabbing former Hun agent Kevin Drinkell has been piling the pressure on Aberdeen to resolve the issue swiftly.
However, the club has shown in past dealings with agents like John Viola that it is not interested in pandering to people who are sucking the lifeblood out of the sport in this country, and McGhee is happy that the club is doing all it can to secure Mulgrew.
He said: "There's no time limit. The ball is in Charlie and the agent's court.
"There's nothing we can do about that apart from making what we believe to be a really fantastic offer."
The Dons opened contract talks with Mulgrew last month, as his contract runs out next summer and he will be free to talk to other clubs in January.
Mulgrew is Aberdeen's top scorer this season with three goals, and has had a hand in virtually every other goal scored by the team.