Rangers are reportedly edging closer to a deal for Swedish international Filip Helander with reports in Sweden suggesting the club are set to pay Bologna £4.2m for his services.

It’s a considerable outlay for the club and Rangers’ biggest since Nikica Jelavic in 2009.

But conflicting reports on British soil seem to be suggesting the quoted figure is around £700k too high.

Rangers look set to sign Helander from Serie A outfit Bologna. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Scottish Sun are reporting that Rangers are set to sign the 10-times capped defender for £3.5m. The Times claim the same.

This is around the same amount of money the Ibrox club reportedly spent on first choice centre-half Connor Goldson.



The amount of £700k between the figures is a considerable amount when you consider how Rangers have spent that sort of money in recent years.

George Edmundson was signed for a reported £700k, Joe Aribo for a reported £300k and Glen Kamara famously for £50k.

Both Steven Gerrard and Mark Allen appear to love a bargain so there can be little doubt that they would be arranging the best deal for the club.

Given the recruitment duo have only splashed out so much once before, Rangers must really rate Helander and consider him an important acquisition.

But according to British reports at least, it won’t be for the price quoted in Sweden.

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