Rangers winger Jordan Jones could be used as a makeweight in any deal for Preston midfielder Daniel Johnson as ex-Ibrox gaffer Mark Warburton also muses over a move.
According to the Scottish Sun, QPR boss Warbs is “weighing up” a move for the winger with Rangers slapping a £1m price tag on the Northern Irish international’s head.
But with Preston North End and Alex Neil also interested the report also claims that ex-Killie man Jones could be used to help balance the scales on a move for the Jamaican.
According to reports down south, Rangers have seen a structured deal worth less than £2m rebuffed from the Deepdale Club [Lancashire Post] as they demand the Gers get serious with their next move.
Preston boss Alex Neil has pleaded with Rangers to make the club a “proper offer” for Johnson and stop unsettling his talismanic midfielder.
But reports up north claim Preston could want up to £4m for their Player of the Year [Daily Record] despite the player being in the final year of his contract.
Jones has been linked with up to six English Championship clubs in this transfer window but travelled with the Ibrox club to Gibraltar for the tie with Lincoln Red Imps.
The Ulster international is yet to play for Rangers this season and Northern Irish boss Ian Baraclough revealed during the break that the Gers have told Jones he is free to leave for the right price.
According to the Scottish Sun report, former club Middlesbrough are also interested alongside Blackburn and Stoke, with Jones having three years left on his current Rangers deal.