Aberdeen claim they have agreed a two-year deal with Jonny Hayes to sign the player this summer.
The winger was widely expected to leave Inverness Caledonian Thistle after joining the Highlanders in 2009.
Craig Brown admitted he was keen to sign the forward towards the end of last season and the club say the player will sign the contract when he returns from holiday in June.
Dons chief executive Duncan Fraser told the club’s official website: "We met with Jonny's agent Des Byrne prior to the last game of the season and both Jonny and his agent felt that this was the right move for him.
“Negotiations were carried out in an extremely professional way and I am pleased to say he has chosen Aberdeen ahead of a number of potential clubs. Jonny was a key target for Craig and we are delighted with the outcome".
However the player tweeted: "No I have not signed for Aberdeen! My agent was speaking to them before I went on holiday 10 days ago, il kno what's happening when I'm Back."
If Hayes departs it is a further blow to Inverness boss Terry Butcher after Gregory Tade announced he will leave the club for St Johnstone.
Earlier this week Butcher called on out of contract players to commit their futures to the club in order to allow him to plan for next season
The 24-year-old was the club’s joint top scorer with nine goals in 30 appearances last term.
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