Aberdeen: Derek McInnes to hold contract talks with Ryan Jack

By Jim SpenceBBC Sport
Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack has yet to sign a new deal
Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack has yet to sign a new deal

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says he will sit down with midfielder Ryan Jack at the end of the season in an attempt to keep him at Pittodrie.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to England, with Everton mentioned as possible suitors.

However, McInnes is confident of keeping him at the club.

"Who knows. We all know money talks but I'm confident that Ryan will be an Aberdeen player next season," he told BBC Scotland.

Aberdeen lost 1-0 to Dundee United at Tannadice to hand Celtic the Scottish Premiership title with three games remaining.

Jack has been an integral part of the Dons' title challenge this season, but McInnes doubts the reported interest from English Premier League club Everton is genuine.

McInnes said: "He's still got over a year of his contract to go, so we're still in charge of that situation.

"We've agreed to speak at the end of the season again.

"We've already spoken to him. I've no doubt that clubs will be interested in him, whether they can afford to come and get him is another thing.

"Certainly Everton could, but I don't believe they're interested."