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Hibernian reject third Rangers offer for star midfielder Scott Allan

The Easter Road club do not wish to sell a prized asset to their Championship rivals.

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Hibernian have rejected a third bid from Rangers for midfielder Scott Allan, STV understands.

The Ibrox club made a fresh move to sign the 23-year old on Tuesday, having previously seen offers of £175,000 and £225,000 turned down by Hibs.

However, STV has learned that the new bid has also been declined by the Easter Road club, who continue to assert that Allan will not be sold to their Championship rivals.

Former Scotland Under-21 international Allan informed Hibs last week that he wanted to leave and move to Ibrox but with both sides in direct competition as they aim to win promotion to the top flight, the capital club have not been moved in their position.

Hibs manager Alan Stubbs told STV last week: "Our stance as a football club needs to be respected and the fact is that Scott is not for sale to Rangers. But nobody sells to their biggest rivals. Not when you've got ambitions."

Asked about the state of the relationship between player and coach, Stubbs replied: "Mine is very good with Scott. I don’t see any reason why that should change.

"We’re still professionals, we’re still very good human beings and when you’ve got that you put things to one side, no matter what’s going on.

"It won’t change my opinion of Scott or the way I am towards him, not one bit."

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