Journalist Alan Nixon has given an update on reported Rangers targets Jack Butland and Josh Tymon as the club look to bolster the squad in the summer transfer window.
Both players have been linked to Rangers this summer but there are some conflicting reports regarding potential interest.
Alan Nixon claims that when it comes to Josh Tymon, a player would need to be sold to fund any deal whilst the Jack Butland move is there if Rangers want it.
“Rangers maybe need an exit to do Tymon,” said Nixon [Twitter].
“Butland is there to be done if they figure out how to do it.”
But there are complications with these claims and there appear to be several moving parts.
Alan Nixon gives Rangers update on Josh Tymon and Jack Butland
Reports linking Rangers to £5m-rated Stoke defender Josh Tymon have been rubbished in the Scottish press with claims the club are not in the hunt for a left-back.
However, this could change depending on what happens regarding the club’s two left-back options.
Borna Barisic has been linked with the Ibrox exit door, with Turkish Champions Trabzonspor said to be interested.
Calvin Bassey has been extensively linked with a substantial move to the Premier League and any prospective fee would provide funds for a replacement.
As far as Crystal Palace star Jack Butland is concerned, Rangers are yet to make a final decision on veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor who is out of contract.
The Ibrox shot-stopper is currently on holiday assessing his options and a decision will be made on his future in due course.
Rangers also have Scotland international Jon McLaughlin and talented young keeper Robby McCrorie on their books so adding a fourth stopper appears unrealistic.
But it is promising that if Rangers want to do a deal, Alan Nixon believes that it is there for them with Butland once amongst the most promising young keepers in England.
Meanwhile, links between a Rangers player and the Premier League club have gone cold following a change of manager.