Warburton said: “I had five calls yesterday about Tom Bradshaw. Our head of recruitment Frank McParland went to watch them [Walsall] play, and from that they think two plus two equals five. There is no truth in that. We know him very well, but Frank was just watching the game.”
Warburton has not denied that head of recruitment McParland has been present to watch Walsall play this season, but he has admitted that there is no truth in the rumour about a move for Bradshaw.
McParland was reportedly just on a watching brief, rather than a scouting mission to track the 23-year-old striker, who has scored 29 goals in 57 games for Walsall.
The Mail reported earlier this week that Rangers were one of a number of teams looking at the forward, with five Championship clubs also said to be keen on his services.
Bradshaw is a former Welsh youth international, and has shown the kind of form in League One that suggests he could impress at a higher level, with his pace one of his key strengths.
He is considered one of the top strikers in the Football League, and Warburton has previously raided the lower reaches of English football for signings at Ibrox. Suggesting that Rangers would sign Bradshaw is not a wild accusation, but the manager has played down such reports.
Warburton has made it clear that he wants to sign players in January, but it does not appear as if Bradshaw is one of his prime targets.