Warburton coy over bid to bring Scott Allan to Ibrox, Rangers face competition

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Mark Warburton remains coy over a move to bring Scott Allan to Rangers.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the Daily Record that he doesn't want to speak about their bids for Hibernian star Scott Allan.

Allan, 23, played a starring role for Hibernian last season as Alan Stubbs' men made the play-offs, only to be beaten over two legs by Rangers.

Now though, new Gers boss Warburton is looking to strengthen his squad, and midfielder Allan has seemingly become Rangers' top target this summer.

As reported by STV, Rangers have had a third successive bid for Allan rejected, with Hibs adamant that they will not sell their star player to a division al rival - despite the fact that his contract expires in a year's time.

Now, Warburton has told the Daily Record that it would be 'disrespectful' to discuss Allan's future as he isn't his player, avoiding all talk of a fourth bid from Rangers. 

"He is not my player, I cannot comment on other players. He is a Hibs player, my only focus is my staff and players here," said Warburton. "If another manager spoke about one of my players I would be more than irritated so it would be disrespectful for me to do that. It’s inappropriate and I won’t comment on another club’s player," he added.

Rangers have long been the only team in pursuit of Allan, but new speculation from Sky Sports suggests that Rotherham and Wigan Athletic are both looking to sign the 23-year-old.

It now means that Warburton's men may have to increase their bid heavily in order to tempt Hibernian into selling - or risk seeing him move south of the border, just one year after leaving West Brom.

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