Rangers boss Mark Warburton refused to speak about Scott Allan after Hibernian rejected a third bid from the club for the midfielder.
The latest offer of £280,000 was £50,000 higher than their previous bid for the 23-year-old and was dismissed.
However, the former Brentford boss was loathed to comment on the situation.
“He’s not my player. I can’t comment on other clubs players. It is what it is. He is a Hibs player and my only focus on my players here,” Warburton said.
“I don’t get involved in that side of it. My job is here and what goes on away is up to the powers that be. My focus is on ensuring the squad is happy and preparing for an important game on Friday night.
“If another manager spoke about my player I’d be more than irritated. It’s disrespectful to do that.”
Allan, who handed in a transfer request following two rejected bids from the Light Blues, has a year left on his contract.
Hibernian released a statement stating that they had no intention of selling Allan to their closest rivals from the Scottish Championship.
Meanwhile, English Championship outfit Rotherham are also keen on the midfielder and reportedly had a £375,000 offer turned down by Hibernian.
However, Press Association report that Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster said there has been “no official approach” from the Millers.