Nacho Novo's agent has denied that the former Rangers and Dundee striker was offered to Aberdeen.
Novo is keen on a return to the UK after one season at La Liga side Sporting Gijon in his homeland but the Spaniard's wage demands mean a move to England is more likely.
A return to Rangers would appeal to the player but new boss Ally McCoist does not see him as part of his plans.
English Premier League clubs Bolton and Wigan have been contacted about Novo.
Dons boss Craig Brown said the club were approached and turned down the offer to sign the Spaniard given his history with the Aberdeen support.
In 2009 Novo was fined and severely censured for a one-fingered gesture aimed at the home sections during a game at Pittodrie.
And, the year before, the forward was sent off for a tackle on Stuart Duff as the two sides met on the final day of the league season.