Hearts have named their price for Kyle Lafferty, as Rangers see yet another bid booted out for the striker.
Former Rangers forward Lafferty is in-line for a return to his old club, but a deal has yet to be agreed. The front-man netted the winner for Hearts against Celtic on Saturday, and have slapped a £750,ooo price-tag on him.
This comes after the Edinburgh club rejected a bid of a player plus cash offer from Ibrox this morning. The player in question was former Hearts left-back Lee Wallace, who fell out with club chiefs last season.
Whether Rangers value Lafferty as high as the fee quoted is uncertain. However, the Northern Irishman has been in clinical form since returning for Hearts, and is their top-scorer over the last year.
The 30-year-old has scored four times in his last five meetings against Celtic. He would also provide added competition for Alfredo Morelos and Umar Sadiq as the Gers chase a third striker.
Rangers also had a bid booted out for the Hearts forward two weeks ago, but look set to reinvigorate their interest after his exploits against Brendan Rodgers’ men.
Lafferty spent four years at Ibrox between 2008 and 2012, however fans struggled to take to him. A mix of on-field dramatics and off-field issues plagued the Northern Irish striker during his first spell in Govan.
However, Lafferty now looks a much more rounded and mature player. His performances with Hearts have brought praise from all quarters, and he remains a strong, viable option should Rangers decide to stump up the cash.