Rangers FC in five-horse race to sign £15m star

Toney

Rangers FC are so far enjoying a rather busy summer at Ibrox. Steven Gerrard and Ross Wilson have sunk their teeth into the transfer market and new faces have already arrived in Glasgow.

The Gers have added Ianis Hagi to their ranks on a permanent basis while goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin also walked through the door.

He signed on a free transfer from Sunderland, but they aren't the only two new additions.

Former Leicester man Calvin Bassey has also arrived, revealing Gerrard was the main lure.

That's exactly what the Light Blues' directors will want from the manager - they need him to be someone the players look up to.

Indeed that's been seen with another transfer target this summer.

Bulgarian midfielder Kristiyan Malinov has been linked with a move to Ibrox and a source close to the player has revealed the 26-year-old's admiration for the Gers boss. It's hugely encouraging news.

Gerrard

However, in pursuit of another player, Rangers have suffered a large setback.

The Gers have been in pursuit of Peterborough forward Ivan Toney for the best part of a month now but a whole host of clubs have emerged as contenders.

Celtic, West Brom and Brentford are in the race to sign him but now a new side have registered their interest in a fresh update.

Football Insider claim that Premier League side Bournemouth have become favourites to sign Toney, a player who according to Posh boss Barry Fry, could cost £15m.

Peterborough rejected an offer of £4m for his services from New York Red Bulls earlier this summer.

Toney

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Rangers have targeted a number of strikers in the transfer market.

Rhian Brewster has been touted with a switch while most recently, a bid has been made for Florian Kamberi.

The Albanian could return to Ibrox on loan but it's though the player is only keen on a permanent switch, thus, pouring cold water on a move for the time being.

However, none possess the type of record in front of goal that Toney has.

Toney

He has racked up 26 goals this term, a tally that means he's now scored 49 times in the two campaign's he's been at Posh.

Toney certainly knows where the net is and it's unsurprising that after starring in the English Football League that he's been tipped to become a star in the Premier League.

A move to Rangers would be surprising given both the fee and competition they face, but if Alfredo Morelos leaves, they may well have the firepower to afford a deal like that.

We'll just have to wait and see.

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