Report explains reason why Jason Cummings' Ibrox move is unlikely despite Rangers' plans

Hibernian's Jason Cummings (R) celebrates scoring their first goal with John McGinn

Glasgow Rangers are now unlikely to bring Hibernian star Jason Cummings to Ibrox.

Hibernian's Jason Cummings shoots at goal

According to the Daily Mail, relations between Rangers and Hibernian have been tarnished so much by Saturday's Scottish Cup final that a deal for Jason Cummings now looks unlikely.

Rangers and Hibs met in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday afternoon, and late goals from Anthony Stokes and David Gray handed Hibs a 3-2 win at Hampden Park.

However, the headlines have been dominated by post-match scenes, as Hibernian fans invaded the pitch small sections of them moved to attack Rangers players as things turned ugly after the final whistle.

Jason Cummings scores the first goal fr Hibernian

On Sunday, the Gers released a statement on their official website slamming Hibernian for their conduct, not only for the attacks themselves but also because the Edinburgh club failed to contact Rangers to ask about the wellbeing of their players.

The story is dominating Scottish football right now, and there seems to be another layer to the situation developing, involving the future of Hibs striker Jason Cummings.

Hibernian's Jason Cummings scores their first goal from the penalty spot

The Daily Mail report that Rangers had put early plans in place to sign striker Cummings from Hibs, with managing director Stewart Robertson said to have 'laid the groundwork' on a deal.

However, that move is now considered to be unlikely, as relations between the two clubs have soured so much since Saturday's debacle that the transfer appears to be off.

Hibernian's Jason Cummings (R) celebrates scoring their first goal with John McGinn

The Scot has smashed 25 goals this season, but with Hibernian failing to win promotion to the Scottish Premiership, it will be difficult for Alan Stubbs' men to keep hold of their prized asset, whether it's to Rangers or another club.

Now, Rangers may have to turn their attentions elsewhere and search for another striker to target, with Mark Warburton busy in the transfer market already after the club's promotion.

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