Charles Green has revealed that Craig Whyte is suing the club for money he believes he is entitled to for agreeing to sell his shares to Green's consortium last summer.

Whyte made several demands during talks about the shares, including a request for £1m a season and seats in the director's box, and he wants to be paid for negotiating with the club. The Ibrox board rejected Whyte's demands out of hand.

Whyte announced last week that he also intends to sue the administrators, Duff & Phelps, because he believes they had agreed to return to the club to him after the administration process.

Green reiterated, during an interview today on Talksport, that Green has never been part of his consortium, and neither has the finance company, Ticketus, which lost £22m they loaned to Whyte against future season ticket sales when the club went into administration last February.

"I've never worked worked with Craig Whyte," Green said. "I was introduced to him by Imran Ahmad [Rangers' commercial director], Craig Whyte did introduce me to Duff & Phelps. We needed to get hold of Craig Whyte's shares, so Duff & Phelps would treat us as credible.

"We didn't need them in the end because it went down newco route. I met him four times in London, Imran Ahmad has had loads of meetings with him. People thought we were working with Craig Whyte, [but] I believe he is now suing us, because he believes he was entitled to something for handing over the shares.

"Ticketus don't have any involvement whatsoever. They were involved with Craig Whyte, which caused a problem, and previously to that DM used them when he was running the club. The season ticket money that came into the club [during the summer] is sitting in the bank. It is Rangers Football Club's [money]. The club has got cash, and it's still got no debts."

Talking ahead of the club's launch on the AIM market before the turn of the year, Green repeated his assertion that the club will not play in the Scottish Premier League while he remains chief executive.

He intends to remain in the position until Rangers qualify for the Champions League again, however, and explained this by noting that the leagues in Scotland are likely to be restructured.

Green also categorically denied rumours on Celtic supporters' websites that sale and leaseback of the club's properties - Ibrox, Murray Park and the Albion car park - are being considered, and that the club had been "massaging" attendance figures this season.

"I'm running the club, I'm making the decisions and I'm going to protect the club with my life," Green said. "Nobody's going to abuse it, [or say] rubbish that I'm going to sell the ground. Absolute nonsense. The blog I've seen said that we're going to enter into a sale and leaseback for £8.5m, you can shove the offer where the sun don't shine. We've got a valuation in the share prospectus in excess of £80m. I might be Green, but I'm not a cabbage. It's just rubbish put out by people trying to disrupt the IPO.

"We haven't [been massaging attendances]. The turnaround at Rangers and where we are taking it is fantastic news for Rangers fans, but many of our competitors are unhappy to see us rise as a phoenix. [So] people go to police under Freedom Of Information, but those numbers in every stadium will be less than the official numbers.

"They don't have access to all the corporate hospitality and sponsors [numbers]. That's thousands at Rangers, so there is a disparity between the numbers the police book in. We have no reason to massage the numbers. We've got a stadium and anyone can look at a stand and see a few empty seats."