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.
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.”
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.