St. Johnstone's Tommy Wright claims no contact from Rangers over signing Michael O'Halloran

St. Johnstone boss Tommy Wright says he hasn't heard from Rangers about a deal for Michael O'Halloran.

St. Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has told The Scottish Sun that nobody from Rangers has been in touch over a deal for forward Michael O'Halloran.

The Gers have been busy in the transfer market already this month, landing goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski and playmaker Harry Forrester on six-month contracts, before snapping up Accrington Stanley duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass on pre-contract agreements.

The Daily Mail also report that Rangers have had a bid rejected for Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, who worked with manager Mark Warburton at both Watford and Brenford.

On Monday, reports broke from The Scottish Sun suggesting that Rangers were plotting a move for St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran, after head of recruitment Frank McParland was spotted watching St. Johnstone against Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.

The 25-year-old forward, who started his career with Celtic before a quiet spell with Bolton, hit ten goals last season as well as four this term, including one against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup earlier in the campaign.

With pace and the ability to play all across the front line, O'Halloran could be in demand this month, but his manager Tommy Wright has shot down the speculation.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, St. Johnstone boss Wright says that he hasn't heard from anybody at Rangers about a deal, and neither the club or the player are interested in a transfer.

"We have been pretty consistent on this — Mikey is not for sale," said Wright. "He’s told us he wants to stay and we want to keep him here, that’s the bottom line. You’d have to ask Rangers if that’s who they were here to see as nobody has been in touch with us."

"He still has a lot to play for here and nothing’s been put in front of us to change that. He’s having to deal with speculation and it could be unsettling. We took him off on Saturday because the pitch didn’t help with the way he plays," he added.

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