RANGERS chief executive Charles Green has threatened legal action against any players who refuse to transfer to his newco team and any clubs who try to sign them.
The threat came after Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker both announced their objections to transferring their contracts to newco Rangers and said they considered themselves free to find new clubs.
Green responded by reiterating previous warnings that he will challenge any attempts by players to walk away from the club for nothing.
He said in a statement: "It is a great pity that certain players have chosen this time to attempt to tear up their contracts.
"The last thing the fans want to see is a dispute between the club and players.
"However, it appears that is the route several players are choosing. I can assure those players and clubs who may be interested in signing them that Rangers will seek damages for breach of contract and for inducement to break contracts."
Naismith objected to the transfer of his contract over fears his career would suffer if the Glasgow giants are booted out of the Scottish Premier League.
Naismith and Whittaker announced that they will not report to Murray Park for training this week, despite claims from the new regime that the transfer of all player contracts has already taken place.