Report: Rangers to make third bid for Michael O’Halloran today

Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Michael O’Halloran from St. Johnstone in the January transfer window.

Rangers will make a third bid for St. Johnstone forward Michael O’Halloran today, according to The Scottish Sun.

The British tabloid has reported that the Scottish Premiership side have rejected two bids for the 25-year-old from Rangers.

It has been reported that St. Johnstone want £500,000 as transfer fee for O’Halloran, but the Gers’ second offer was around £150,000.

The Scottish Sun, though, has quoted Rangers manager Mark Warburton as saying that they will not be drawn into a bidding war.

“If it doesn’t represent value on and off the pitch, then why enter into it?” said the Englishman. “It’s like buying a house and knowing you’ve paid too much money for it.

“If you are not comfortable then don’t do it. There’s a big difference between being comfortable and being brave.”

O’Halloran has been on the books of St. Johnstone since January 2014 and has a contract until June 2017.

The Saints, who finished fourth in the Scottish Premiership table last season, are doing relative well this campaign.

Tommy Wright’s side are fourth in the standings at the moment with 31 points from 20 matches.

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 47 points from 19 matches. Warburton’s side are three points clear of second-placed Falkirk and also have a game in hand.

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