Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan has officially handed in a written transfer request to the club.
Allan is unhappy after two bids – the latest being a £225,000 offer – from boyhood club Rangers were rejected by Hibs for the 23-year-old a few days before their 6-2 Petrofac Cup loss to the Light Blues.
Allan was allegedly pictured on a night out afterwards with some Rangers players, including his long-term friend Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday after the defeat.
A third bid from Rangers for Allan is expected to happen in the next few days.
Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has repeatedly said that former West Brom player is not for sale and he would see out the remainder of his 12-month contract at Easter Road, while Rangers boss Mark Warburton has kept his cards close to his chest.
An official statement from the club on Tuesday, said: “Hibernian Football Club can confirm that Scott Allan has today handed in a written transfer request.
“This comes on the back of two unwelcome and uninvited approaches from Rangers FC regarding Scott, the first for £175,000 and the second for £225,000.
“Hibernian FC has refused both bids because the Club has no wish to transfer a valuable player to strengthen a major rival in the battle to win the Championship and gain promotion to the Premiership.
“Hibernian’s position has not changed. The player will not be sold to Rangers.”