Report: Derek McInnes and Tony Docherty miss training following Rangers approach

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Rangers targets appear to be edging closer to a move to Ibrox.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes and assistant Tony Docherty is seen prior to the Betfred Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on November 27, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers targets Derek McInnes and Tony Docherty missed Aberdeen's Wednesday morning training session following Tuesday's approach from Ibrox, according to STV.

Aberdeen confirmed in a statement they had blocked an attempt from Rangers to appoint McInnes as manager.

The Scottish Sun reported on Tuesday, however, that Rangers are planning a second bid for the 46-year-old, who wants to hear what his old club have to say, according to the Daily Record.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The latter publication added that McInnes could be forced to hand in his resignation if Aberdeen continue to play hardball.

And the former Gers midfielder's alleged absence from training would appear to suggest his wish is close to being granted.

According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers' planned offer could exceed the £1 million mark, as they persist with trying to land their 'number 1 target' following Pedro Caixinha's sacking six weeks ago on Thursday.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is seen prior to the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Paisley-born boss saw his side overtaken by Rangers at the weekend, after back-to-back defeats to the 54-time Scottish champions in the space of a week.

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