Hibs unmoved as Rangers make third Scott Allan bid

Scott Allan has been the subject of bids from Rangers. Pic: SNS
Scott Allan has been the subject of bids from Rangers. Pic: SNS
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RANGERS have tabled a third bid for Hibs midfielder Scott Allan, but the Easter Road club’s stance remains the same – the player will not be sold to their direct rivals in the Scottish Championship.

The Glasgow side made their offer for the 23-year-old midfielder yesterday and it is understood to be an improved bid in comparison to the previous amounts of £175,000 and £225,000 made in the past two weeks. However Hibs, who are becoming increasingly frustrated with the overtures for Allan from their direct competitiors for promotion this season, are highly unlikely to change their position on the matter.

Hibs see Allan as an integral part to their 2015/16 campaign and are prepared to let the former Scotland Under-21 international’s contract run down to its expiry date next summer and let him leave for free rather than offload him to the Glasgow club.

Allan handed in a transfer request last week on the back of Rangers’ failed attempts to buy him. It was refused by Hibs and he came on as substitute and scored in the team’s 3-0 win over Montrose last weekend in the League Cup. He is expected to be in the squad for Saturday’s league match with Dumbarton.