Brentford have rejected a bid from Scottish giants Rangers for in-demand midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, sources have told TEAMtalk.
The defensive midfielder is much admired by Rangers boss Mark Warburton with the Ibrox chief having worked with Diagouraga during his time in charge of Brentford.
However, the Gers will face competition for Diagouraga with several Championship sides weighing up moves for the Frenchman during this month’s transfer window.
Diagouraga has established himself as one of the best all-round midfielders in the Championship after impressing for Brentford for the last couple of seasons.
The 28-year-old joined Brentford from Peterborough United in 2010 having started his career at Watford and he is currently one of the club’s longest serving players.
Diagouraga is entering the final 18 months of his contract at Brentford and he is thought to be unhappy with the club’s failure to tie him down to a new improved deal.
Brentford are reluctant to lose such a key performer as Diagouraga, but the player is thought to be interested in speaking to Rangers to see what is on offer at the Scottish giants.