RANGERS have made a third bid for Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan.

The Light Blues last month saw two offers – the second worth £225,000 – for the 23-year-old turned down by the Easter Road board.

It was believed that Rangers would return to the table with another bid in an attempt to land the Championship Player of the Year.

That offer – thought to be worth around £280,000 – was made last night and it is understood to include a sell on fee clause should Allan be sold for a higher amount in the future.

Allan submitted a written transfer request in a bid to force through a move to his boyhood heroes this month.

But Hibernian are determined to hold on to their prized asset and have repeatedly stated that Allan, who is out of contact at the end of the season, will not be sold to their rivals.

And the Leith board were last night still standing firm as they continue to fend off interest from Rangers.

Speaking after his side’s 3-0 win over Peterhead in the League Cup on Sunday, Warburton said: “It would be disrespectful for me to talk about Scott Allan. Of course he is a talented player but he’s a Hibs player and it’s not for me to talk about another club’s player.”