The Gers are said to be plotting a move for Hibs star Allan, but Warburton has downplayed the interest when speaking to the Herald.
Warburton said: “Scott Allan is a Hibernian player and I think it’s really disrespectful for any manager to talk about another team’s player, if I’m honest with you. So, from my point of view, we focus on what we have here and see what happens in the coming days.”
Although not ruling out a move for Allan, the manager certainly does not sound as if he is actively moving for the midfielder.
This backs up the latest report on a potential transfer, with the Edinburgh News confirming that Hibs have yet to field an approach from any club for Allan.
The report states that Warburton has been at Hibs games to watch Allan, which hints at their being a formal interest, but he must be aware that attempting to sign a key player from one of their promotion rivals will be exceptionally hard.
It is also claimed that both Celtic and Dundee United have been showing an interest in Allan this summer, following United’s failed bid of £250,000 in the January transfer window.
Despite all the interest in Allan, the Hibs management are confident he will still be playing at Easter Road at the start of the Scottish Championship season.