Rangers appear to be scouring for bargains as a series of reports claim the club is closing in on a pre-contract double signing.

The Gers are constantly looking to invest in the playing squad and there has been no shortage of firepower linked to Ibrox ahead of the summer transfer window.

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Jonson Clarke-Harris has netted 31 goals this season and has been linked to Rangers but the club appear to be casting their net elsewhere. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

But whilst links to the likes of Peterborough striker Jonson Clarke-Harris are certainly nice given his explosive form, the £5m price tag [Bristol Live] means such a move represents greater risk.

Rangers have been shrewd operators in the transfer market under Steven Gerrard and even more so now with the guidance of sporting director Ross Wilson.

Wilson showed his prowess in the summer as the club signed a host of players and filled sizeable holes in the squad with a modest budget which has helped secure the first title in a decade.

Heading into the summer window the club is already lining up their next moves with KV Oostende forward Fashion Sakala reportedly close to signing on with the Gers [Daily Record].

Zambian international Sakala, 24, has netted an impressive 13 goals in the Belgian top flight this season and with his contract running out was reportedly also interesting Ligue 1 side Lille.

Given the forward’s young age and early success this would be an impressive deal if the Gers can get it over the line with reports intensifying around the situation.

Oostende striker Fashion Sakala is reportedly closing in on a move to Rangers. (Photo by JOHN THYS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Sakala isn’t the only pre-contract move Rangers are also “close” to completing with Middlesborough striker Britt Assombalonga another reportedly closing in on a move to Glasgow [TEAMtalk].

The forward cost Boro £15m only four seasons ago and is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the English second tier.

Under Steven Gerrard and Ross Wilson’s guidance Rangers have proved you don’t always need to break the bank to get quality.

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Boro captain Britt Assombalonga is another player heavily linked with Rangers with the club on the hunt for bargains. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Should these moves come to fruition, it’s further evidence of the forward-planning and shrewd operating at Rangers as two potential bargain signings sit on the horizon.

It’s not only strikers who’re being linked to Ibrox ahead of the summer transfer window with one defender apparently on the Gers radar having shades of an ex-Celtic man now worth £75m.

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