Rangers FC have big plans for the coming season.
Celtic have dominated Scottish football in recent years but the hope at Ibrox is that this is about to change.
Neil Lennon’s side have hopes of making it 10-straight league titles – something that Steven Gerrard’s side are determined to stop.
If they’re to do that, Rangers will need to strengthen in the transfer market – something that they’re already showing signs of doing.
While several players have already joined the club, a host of other players have been linked with a summer move to Ibrox.
But while plenty of rumours do the rounds, it seems that one player is in talks over a move.
That man is Kristiyan Malinov.
Reports from the Daily Record claim that Steven Gerrard’s side are in ‘daily contact’ with the CSKA Sofia star over a summer move.
Valued by Transfermarkt at £1.4million, the 26-year-old is attracting plenty of attention from around Europe.
Alongside Rangers, clubs from Germany and Turkey are also said to be keen.
Speaking of the player, Malinov’s agent Marko Mihalevich said: “We maintain daily contact with Rangers, but we cannot ignore other teams who also want Kristiyan.
“Rangers have told us they like his qualities and fighting spirit.
“He will choose the club that offers him the best development project. He is an ambitious player and it is important to him to play in an ambitious team.
“CSKA know the situation and are aware that Kristiyan wants to take the next step in his career. They have put a fair price on him, in my opinion and they are prepared to sell him.
“He’s been one of their best and most consistent players.
“There’s been speculation about him going to Universitatea Craiova in Romania, but that’s not true. But there are teams in Germany and Turkey who are certainly interested.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
This would be quite a coup for Rangers.
The midfielder boasts an impressive reputation and looks ready to step up to one of Europe’s more prestigious leagues.
If the Scottish side can complete a deal, it would be a cracking piece of business by Steven Gerrard.
It seems that a fee in the region of £1.5m could be enough to strike a deal – a relatively modest fee for the Scottish giants.
Providing they can see off the competition, this could be an excellent addition.
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