According to Goal, Filip Helander has agreed to sign for Rangers.

A wide range of potential transfer fees have been suggested, with a fee of up to six million euros even suggested by one journalist.

The 26-year-old Sweden international is currently with Serie A side Bologna. However, their Sporting Director admits a transfer to Rangers could soon be finalised [Daily Record].

Helander looks to be on the move after four years with Bologna. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

If Helander does become a Ger, he will be the fourth centre-back in the first team squad.

He would join Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and a fellow new arrival, George Edmundson.



Four senior central defenders with Academy stars like Lewis Mayo for cover is enough for the upcoming campaign.

Therefore, given this move for Helander is likely to have been in the pipeline for some time, it now looks clear that a move for Gerrard’s former teammate, Martin Skrtel, was never on.

Skrtel and Gerrard were Anfield teammates for years. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The 34-year-old has been linked with a move to Ibrox for some time. Speculation intensified recently, though, when the former Slovakian international left Fenerbahce after failing to agree a new deal.

Just last month, the Daily Record reported that Rangers had held positive initial discussions with Skrtel and that he was set to fly to Glasgow for face-to-face talks the following week.

However, it seems as though the interest was greatly exaggerated. Gerrard has plucked for a defender in his prime rather than the experienced but perhaps fading ex-Liverpool man.

It looks a logical call and let’s hope the 6ft 4″ Swede is a success at Ibrox

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