Reported Rangers target Martin Skrtel has confirmed that his agents held talks with the Ibrox club over a move to Glasgow.
The towering Slovakian centre-half is a free agent after his contract expired at Fenerbahce.
He is a player that has been routinely linked to Ibrox since ex-Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard took over at Rangers.
There have been numerous links to the defender, with the most recent being little under a month or so ago.
“There are offers but I’m not in a hurry to choose my new team,” Skrtel told Slovakian media, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I have some criteria and I have to be patient.
“My agent made interviews with Basaksehir, Fenerbahce, Parma, Olympiacos and Glasgow Rangers. But I can’t say anything more for now.”
Rangers fans who were suspicious of the move will now breath a real sigh of relief after the club appears to have shifted their attention.
Rangers are reportedly close to signing Filip Helander for a fee of £3.5m from Serie A side Bologna.
At 26, the Swedish international centre-half is considerably younger than the 34-year-old Skrtel but represents a bigger financial outlay.
The player is said to be undergoing a medical at Ibrox today [Scottish Sun] with reports suggesting the move is nearing its completion.