Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan has handed a transfer request into the Easter Road club, as he looks to force a move to his boyhood heroes Rangers.
But the Edinburgh side, who have already rejected two ‘unwelcome and uninvited’ offers from the Glasgow club, have issued a statement saying their position remains ‘unchanged’ and that they will not sell the player to their championship rivals.
In a statement, Hibs said: “In the face of continued media interest, Hibernian Football Club can confirm that Scott Allan has today handed in a written transfer request.
“This comes on the back of two unwelcome and uninvited approaches from Rangers FC regarding Scott, the first for £175,000 and the second for £225,000.
“Hibernian FC has refused both bids because the Club has no wish to transfer a valuable player to strengthen a major rival in the battle to win the Championship and gain promotion to the Premiership.
“Hibernian’s position has not changed. The player will not be sold to Rangers.”
Allan has 12 months remaining on his contract, but handed in a transfer request this afternoon. With Hibernian’s stance remaining the same – a third bid from the Ibrox side could potentially fail also and see the 23 year old remain at Easter Road to see out his contract [He can sign a pre-contract agreement with any club in January].
The midfielder was dropped from Saturday’s 6-2 defeat to Rangers in the Petrofac Training Cup, coming on in the second half.