Price set for reported Rangers target as transfer links intensify
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Price set for reported Rangers target as transfer links intensify

A price has finally been set for reported Rangers’ target Kristiyan Malinov, according to reports in Bulgaria.

According to, CSKA Sofia want €2m for their 13-cap Bulgarian midfielder with reported interest from a host of clubs across Europe.

Rangers were first linked to Malinov in the Bulgarian press [7 Sport] as the Ibrox club look to sign a midfielder ahead of the new campaign.

Rangers are reported to be in the hunt for a midfielder with Malinov on the list. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

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These reports were echoed in Scotland but the Glasgow Times managed to get a hold of a source close to the player who described the reports as a “privilege”.

This Scottish report also suggested there was interest in the player from Holland, Belgium, Germany and Turkey.

The source told the Glasgow Times:

“Rangers is a brand in European football. Everybody knows them, so having interest from Rangers is a big deal for Kristiyan and it is a privilege for him to be among contenders on their wish list.

“It would also be a privilege for him to play under Steven Gerrard and be mentored from a coach who was one of the best midfielders in the last decade.

“As a midfielder, he feels he could gain a lot from him, especially in a tactical sense.

“His mentality is something Rangers fans would love as he is a player who leaves everything out on the park.”

Malinov, 26, is one of a host of midfielders who have been linked to Ibrox this summer as Steven Gerrard looks to add to his squad.

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