SFA chiefs today demanded detailed information over Charles Green's plans for Rangers and those backing his newco.
New club chairman Malcolm Murray and Rangers finance directors Imran Khan and Brian Stockbridge held discussions with the Hampden hierarchy at the National Stadium.
And SportTimes understands they were told to come clean over the businessmen who have helped fund the £5.5million Green take-over deal, what his intentions are for the club and also ordered to produce documentation proving shamed former owner Craig Whyte is not involved in any way.
Green had already submitted information as he tries to gain SFA membership, but it is understood it was not detailed enough for the SFA – and he has been ordered to furnish them with more facts.
Green confirmed: "Three of our board members, Malcolm, Imran and Brian are meeting with the SFA and will be answering all the questions for our application relating to the funding and ownership.
"Who are members of the trust who have invested up to date? They will provide all the answers."
An SFA insider revealed: "The information provided so far is, at best, vague. A lot more information is required before everything can be completed, and Green has been made aware of this.
"After what happened during Craig Whyte's reign, it is imperative all background checks are carried out to ensure the same thing does not happen again. The Rangers supporters would expect and demand such checks are carried out.
"That is one of the issues being discussed today, along with the proposed transfer embargo and the payment of all football-related debts."
Green is currently unwilling to accept the existing terms of a 12-month signing embargo, originally placed on the club by the governing body on May 11 for bringing the game into disrepute.
But with the SFA making it clear it will only transfer Rangers' membership to the new company if it either agrees to the imposition of the registration ban – which was subsequently ruled unlawful by Lord Glennie at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on appeal – or elects to again go before the governing body's appellate tribunal, it would appear they are on yet another bitter collision course unless a deal is struck.
There have been suggestions that a season- long transfer ban, if accepted, could come into play on September 1, which would at least allow Ally McCoist the opportunity to bring in players to his decimated squad.
Rangers would then be unable to sign any new players until the transfer window that opens on January 1, 2014.
If the newco owners refuse to accept any kind of transfer embargo, the governing body will be left one further option involving the transfer of membership.
It could agree the transfer, but allow its appellate tribunal to reconvene, leaving open the possibility of Rangers either being suspended from the game for an indefinite period, being thrown out of football altogether or facing a season- long expulsion from the Scottish Cup.
Green added: "The follow- on question after the discussion on membership with the SFA has to be to try and agree this level of package in terms of sanctions, when we feel enough is enough but understand that there has to be a final settlement so we can all move on.
"We are now accepted as a member of the SFL but we are unable to even play a friendly and the first cup game is now in less than two weeks."
McCoist suffered another blow yesterday with the news that Dorin Goian, Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu are all set to leave after they were placed in the Third Division.
And Green admits those who have already committed themselves to the club, like Lee Wallace and Neil Alexander, could also consider their Gers futures.
He said: "The news yesterday that we are definitely in the Third Division means that some of the key players who have come back, people like Goian, Bocanegra and Edu will rethink their futures, quite understandably.
"Indeed, some of the main Scots players will always have to look at their future.
"Nevertheless, Alistair is resounding in his support going forward.
"He has got players, should the SFA allow him to bring players in, he will have a squad there."
"It does increase the pressure on Ally even further. We're asking him to manage a club where the SFA still want to put some transfer embargo on us and we haven't got any players."