Aberdeen, Hearts & Hibs all keen on attacking signing - Martin Boyle, Elliot Anderson, Monday announcement

Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs are all keen to add to their attacking options in the next few weeks.

The three clubs who are expected to challenge for third all get their league campaign underway at the weekend.

Dons boss Jim Goodwin revealed the club could potentially announce the addition of a new midfielder today.

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Speculation over a surprise move for Martin Boyle intensified when the former Hibs winger was spotted at Pittodrie on Sunday, watching Aberdeen defeat Raith Rovers 3-0 to conclude their Premier Sports Cup group stage.

Goodwin explained the Australian international is a non-starter and there is “nothing at all” in it.

“As far as I’m aware Martin’s family are Aberdeen based,” he said.

“And we don’t have the money that the Saudis have, so we will not be able to match his terms I’m afraid.

“We will hopefully have a bit of news on Monday on an attacking midfielder.

Martin Boyle was spotted at Aberdeen's game with Raith Rovers. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

“When Connor Barron is out of the team, I think we look really short in there for creativity from the midfield area.

“I would like one more attacking midfield player who is comfortable on the ball and one more attacking player."

Meanwhile, Hearts and Hibs are interested in Newcastle United starlet Elliot Anderson, according to the Evening News, but they will face stiff competition to land the 19-year-old on loan.

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The Scotland Under-21 international impressed on loan at Bristol Rovers with eight goals in 21 appearances, helping The Gas win promotion to League One.

Elliot Anderson is set for a loan spell with Hearts and Hibs keen. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

Anderson, who has a contract with Newcastle until 2024, is attracting plenty of interest from England with a raft of Championship and League One clubs keen.

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