Mark Warburton categorically denies any interest in Rangers deal for Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan

The Rangers boss knows nothing of the recent Nolan to Rangers links.

Yesterday it was reported that Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton was set to bring in former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan on trial with a view to a permanent deal.

Nolan had previously been linked with a move to join former boss Sam Allardyce at Sunderland but that deal no longer looks like happening. Instead it looked like he would be following recent Celtic signing Carlton Cole in going from West Ham to Glasgow as a free agent.

Nolan has been a free agent since leaving West Ham in August by mutual consent after losing his regular starting place under new boss Slaven Bilic.

He has since trained with Leyton Orient but it seemed he was now on his way to join the Scottish Championship side.

It was reported by The Guardian but now the Rangers boss has made it clear - Kevin Nolan is not signing for Rangers.

He is quoted by the official club website as stating:

"It's another wildly inaccurate story, and it's news to me.

"There is no truth in it as far as I'm aware."

Nolan would have been a great signing for Rangers but this story always looked to be far-fetched. Rangers cannot afford to pay the sort of wages Nolan would have wanted and his signing might have been a divisive impact on the dressing room.

Nolan will have to find himself a different new club.

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