The Daily Record claim the Australian international has a long-term future at Easter Road in mind if he decides to stay in Scotland upon the expiration of his contract this summer. The 28-year-old is said to have been approach by the Dons about moving to Pittodrie to join Stephen Glass’ side.
However, Hibs could still lose out on securing the player on a new contract with serious interest from clubs abroad and the prospect of riches that no club in Scotland could pay outwith the Old Firm.
Irvine has featured 20 times since his January move and is almost certain to start at Hampden Park tomorrow when Hibs take on St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup final.
Manager Jack Ross has previously stated that contract talks involving Irvine will be placed on the back burner until after the final.