Brentford have this afternoon dismissed a bid from Mark Warburton’s Rangers for their midfield colossus Tiamouni Diagouraga.
The 28-year old midfield lynchpin has been linked with rejoining his former Griffin Park gaffer for some considerable time now, and this was Rangers’ first concrete attempt to prise him north after flirting with it in the summer.
The bid, undisclosed, was reportedly rejected by Brentford for the services of the French giant, and either the Ibrox men increase their wager, or look elsewhere.
The central player is described as a tough, no-nonsense playmaker not entirely unlike Manchester City’s former Barca superstar Yaya Toure, but whatever position he plays this latest transfer activity from Ibrox is continued evidence of the moves The Magic Hat is making to solidify and improve his already fine Rangers squad.
Rangers have already nabbed four players in this window, with Doncaster Rovers’ Harry Forrester & Lech Poznan’s Maciej Gostomski joining immediately while Accrington Stanley duo Josh Windass & Matt Crooks will arrive this June on a pre-contract.