Mark Warburton coy over Rangers reunion with Brentford's Toumani Diagouraga

Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton refused to admit that Rangers are pursuing Brentford's

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club's official YouTube channel that he is refusing to confirm his interest in Brentford's Toumani Diagouraga - but did hint at pursuing the Frenchman.

Gers boss Warburton was not only busy in the summer transfer window, but has also kicked off January with a host of deals both for now and the future.

Winger Harry Forrester joined from Doncaster Rovers, and was joined by Polish goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski shortly after, with both penning six-month deals with the club.

Earlier this week, Rangers then signed pre-contract agreements with Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass, meaning the 21-year-old pair will join Rangers in the summer, when their Accrington contracts expire.

Now, reports from The Scottish Sun suggest that Rangers are keen on a deal for Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, but have failed in an initial bid.

The Frenchman, 28, worked under Warburton at Brentford in recent seasons, so it's no surprise to see the Rangers boss targeting an Ibrox reunion, just as he did with his ex-Watford and Brentford pair Rob Kiernan and the aforementioned Forrester.

Today, Warburton was asked about the possibility of signing Diagouraga, but was coy on the matter, before stating that he wants more experience in his ranks, hinting that Diagouraga would fit the bill.

"We have a number of players that we are after," said Warburton. "I would never speak about an individual player or other club's players, but from our point of view, we are still looking for one or two more that we think can come in with maybe a little more seniority, a little more experience, and to add some quality in areas we are lacking right now," he added.

The Scottish Sun's report states that Rangers offered just £100,000 for Diagouraga, who has 18 months left on his contract at Griffin Park - and the deal was considered well short by the Bees, who allegedly want around £750,000 for the midfielder, meaning Rangers have to weigh up a second 

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