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Rangers have bids for key target rejected - reports

Rangers have reportedly had bids for Michael O'Halloran of St. Johnstone knocked back, according to the Herald and the Sun.

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Michael O'Halloran is supposedly one of the two key transfer targets Mark Warburton has mentioned along with Toumani Diagouraga. So far, we're looking less likely to sign either. After some wrangling with Brentford appears to have come to nothing, we've now apparently seen two bids rejected from Saints.

The last bid was reported to be £150,000 - to be frank, that seems very optimistic to get a player whose contract doesn't expire til the end of next season. The lowballing doesn't seem to work very well when the opposition manager isn't Gary Caldwell.

Obviously, we're not panicking or anything - there's plenty of time, there's no rush, and we need to get some value. The bids for Diagouraga did at least encourage him to hand in a transfer request, so it'll be interesting to see if we follow that up with any more concrete offers.

There's also the small matter of how much O'Halloran would actually improve us. At the presumably £300k St. Johnstone are probably going to seriously start listening... not for us.