Jimmy Thelin quizzed directly on Aberdeen FC futures of Bojan Miovski and Duk

Newly-appointed Aberdeen boss Jimmy Thelin
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New Aberdeen boss Jimmy Thelin admits he's hopeful he'll be able to hold onto Bojan Miovski and Duk this summer.

Macedonian goal machine Mivoski has attracted interest across Europe after a prolific couple of years at Pittodrie where he's notched 44 goals in 95 games. It's been said that the Dons have slapped a £7million price tag on their biggest asset, who has been heavily linked with clubs in Italy and England - as well as Premiership rivals Celtic.

The fans' favourite, 25, still has two years to run on his contract but Aberdeen are braced for big-money bids over the coming weeks. Duk could also quit Aberdeen after the attacker made it clear that he wants to make a fresh start elsewhere for the new season. In an exclusive interview with Football Scotland, the Cape Verde international's agent warned Aberdeen chiefs to sell him now or lose him for nothing next year.

Newly-appointed Thelin will run the rule over the pair during pre-season, with Miovski joining up with the squad for their Portugal training camp at the start of July. And speaking at his media unveiling today, the Swedish coach says he isn't worried about the future of his attacking duo.

He said: "I am used to transfer windows. As long as it is open, it is what it is. That is football. Some players have been away with their national teams and will report back to us in the training camp in Portugal and he is one of those players. For now he is an Aberdeen player and that is what we will focus on, but the window is the window.

"The process takes time and we will adapt from the result. In this business, they are going to be here or they are not. For me, I like to be optimistic in the players we have. They are still here so I believe in them."

Meanwhile Aberdeen chief Alan Burrows has warned Rangers that they are willing to take them to a tribunal if a transfer fee isn't agreed for Connor Barron.