Le Guen said: “I remain hopeful Chris will stay. I think he likes Rangers and it is not ended. I hope he will opt for Rangers. I believe this is the best place for him to be for the next few years, but it is up to him to choose.
“It would be good for him to stay and good for us. We can have a good squad with Charlie Adam, Allan McGregor, Steven Smith, Alan Hutton and Chris. Young, Scottish players together, and with a good team bonding between them, we could improve and get a very good team.”