No contact from Rangers or agent over Sone Aluko, say Aberdeen

Sone Aluko has been training with Rangers
Aluko has been training with Rangers and scored in a closed-doors game

Aberdeen say there has been no contact from Sone Aluko's agents - or Rangers - about their former forward's potential move to the Scottish champions.

The 22-year-old Nigeria international left the Dons in the summer and is now in his second week on trial at Ibrox.

Aluko impressed watching Ibrox manager Ally McCoist by scoring in a behind-closed-doors match against St Mirren.

But Aberdeen insist they are due compensation in the region of £200,000, which could hold up any deal.

Aluko, who also spent a short spell on loan with Blackpool, moved to Aberdeen from Birmingham City in September 2008 for £50,000 after a successful loan spell at Pittodrie.

And the Dons believe that, under Scottish Premier League rules, they are due compensation should Aluko agree to sign for Rangers.

Despite the player being a free agent, Aberdeen say a fee would be required for helping develop his talent.

A Pittodrie source told BBC Scotland last week: "We are fairly confident of our case.

"Our fans would never forgive us if we let Rangers walk all over us on this."

Any transfer case could be settled by a tribunal if the clubs cannot agree a fee.

Prior to the 3-1 friendly win against St Mirren, McCoist had told his club's website that Aluko had been "looking lively in training".

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