RANGERS last night made their third move to snap up Scott Allan as they placed a £280,000 offer on the table for the Hibernian midfielder. But the Ibrox club are likely to be left frustrated in their signing attempts once more as boss Mark Warburton looks to add to his squad ahead of the new league campaign.

Rangers have already had two offers – the second worth £225,000 – for the Championship Player of the Year turned down by the Easter Road board and have now upped that bid again. Herald Sport revealed last month that Rangers would return to the negotiating table with a third bid as they look to bring Allan to Ibrox before the end of the transfer window.

That offer was made last night but Hibernian appear likely to continue to stand firm in the tug-of-war over the highly-rated 23-year-old as they battle to retain the services of their prized asset this summer.

Herald Sport understands the bid was worth around £280,000 and included a sell on fee clause for Allan, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

The midfielder has submitted an official transfer request as he attempts to force through a move to his boyhood heroes but Hibs have continually insisted that he will not be sold to their Championship title rivals. Allan is out of contract at the end of the season and could sign for Rangers at the turn of the year before moving to Ibrox on a free next summer if the Light Blues can’t strike a deal with Hibernian.