Hibernian duo react to Rangers chairman’s comments about Scott Allan

Rangers wanted to sign Scott Allan from Scottish Championship rivals Hibernian in the summer transfer window.

Hibernian Chief Executive Leeann Dempster has told The Scottish Sun that the club did not make the initial approach to Rangers to sell Scott Allan, who eventually joined Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Rangers chairman Dave King told STV on Thursday that it was their Scottish Championship rivals Hibernian who initiated talks over the transfer of the 23-year-old midfielder.

Dempster has now hit back at the Gers chairman and has told The Scottish Sun: “I took the initial call from Rangers. I can confirm that Mr King’s version of events is not correct.”

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs added: “There is not much I can say to that. I find the timing of it all a bit strange. I think everybody knows what the facts are."

Allan was linked to a move to Celtic’s bitter rivals Rangers, who are currently in the Scottish Championship, in the summer transfer window.

According to BBC Sport, the 23-year-old former Dundee United midfielder was interested in leaving Hibernian and moving to Scottish Championship club Rangers.

Selling Allan to Rangers would have strengthened the Gers, and Hibernian understandably did not want to do that.

In the end, it was Scottish Premiership giants Celtic who snapped up Allan last month.

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