Report: Top Rangers target Scott Allan attempts to force Ibrox move, asks for transfer

Rangers target Scott Allan has reportedly asked to leave Hibernian for Ibrox.

According to STV, Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan has asked the club to let him join Rangers - despite Mark Warburton's men having a bid rejected.

Allan, 23, played a key role in Alan Stubbs' Hibs side last season, having joined the club from West Bromwich Albion last summer.

Now though, with just one year left on his contract at Easter Road, Allan is reportedly looking to leave - and Rangers are leading the race for his signature.

BBC Sport reported earlier today that Rangers had made a bid of just £175,000 for Allan, which was promptly rejected by Hibs, with Sky Sports suggesting that Rangers' second offer has also been turned down.

However, Allan - allegedly a boyhood Rangers fan - is interested in a move to join Warburton's revolution at Ibrox, and STV believe he has asked Hibernian for a transfer.

Allan's attempts to force through a move to Rangers could now ramp up Warburton's interest in the midfielder, despite signing Jason Holt on Wednesday.

Signing Scottish players - important?

Fans will want Rangers to bring in Scottish players, and signing Allan would be another step forwards in achieving that target.

Danny Wilson, Andy Halliday and Jason Holt have already been brought in this summer, and Allan would give Warburton another young Scottish player to work with over the coming years.

That could give Rangers a strong base of promising Scottish players for years to come - but they have to convince Hibernian to sell Allan first.

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