Rangers fans react as top transfer target Scott Allan attempts to force Ibrox deal

Scott Allan has told Hibernian that he wants to leave the club.

Hibernian have confirmed on their official website that midfielder Scott Allan has handed in a transfer request - but Alan Stubbs' men are adamant that the player won't be sold to Rangers.

Allan, 23, joined Hibs from West Bromwich Albion, and played a key role as Stubbs guided his side to the play-offs, only to lose to Rangers.

Now, new Rangers boss Mark Warburton is looking to build his own squad at Ibrox, and having already landed Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Danny Wilson, Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Martyn Waghorn, the attention has now turned to Allan.

The midfielder was left out of Hibs' 6-2 defeat to Rangers on Saturday, with speculation rife over his future. Sky Sports reported that Rangers had seen two bids rejected for Allan, whose contract at Easter Road runs out next summer.

The most recent development to this transfer saga is that Hibernian have confirmed on their official website that Allan has handed in a transfer request - but they won't be giving Allan his dream move to boyhood club Rangers, as they don't want to strengthen a direct rival.

Rangers fans unsurprisingly took to Twitter following the statement, with supporters urging Rangers to make an increased third bid for the Scottish star - but others weren't so convinced, suggesting that Warburton's men should move if Hibs refuse to sell.

Here is how Rangers fans reacted on Twitter as Hibernian released a statement regarding Allan's future at Easter Road...

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