Coventry City’s first
foray into the transfer market following the departure of Robbie
Keane and Noel Whelan has been a flop, with Rangers rejecting a
£4million bid for winger Neil McCann.
Sky Blues boss Gordon
Strachan was at Ibrox on Saturday to watch McCann play in the
defeat of St Johnstone.
He has money to spend on
up to three players following the £13 million sale of Keane,
and Whelan departure to Middlesbrough for £2 million.
But Rangers chairman
David Murray has told Strachan to back off as manager Dick
Advocaat does not want McCann to leave.
He told the Daily
"We had an
inquiry from Coventry for Neil McCann - an offer of £4million.
But he is an important member of our squad, and Dick is not
prepared to sell him.
"We have not
given anyone any encouragement in this matter because we're
trying to build a squad.
"We are not
looking to dismantle our squad because we are in the process
of building one.”
The Sky Blues rumour
mill has also suggested that Strachan is showing an interest in
Hearts midfielder Colin Cameron.
He was at the Edinburgh
derby on Sunday to watch the player, who is tipped as a hot
prospect at international level for Scotland.