Rangers interest in Leicester City defender Harry Souttar is “definitely real” amid mixed reporting on the Ibrox club’s transfer business.

Stevie Clifford of Four Lads Had a Dream has been told that the Australian international defender was “100%” not joining the club but could not confirm nor deny if there had been interest.

Fellow Rangers media partners Heart & Hand would then confuse matters when host David Edgar suggested the Ibrox side were legitimately interested in Harry Souttar hours later.

Speaking once again about the links to the centre-back, who is the brother of Rangers star John Souttar, David Edgar has claimed he is “utterly convinced” that Ibrox interest is legitimate.

However, the leading Rangers fan media podcaster has claimed that Leicester are looking to sell the 24-year-old rather than loan him out after a reported £15m switch from Stoke City in January.

“There’s been sort of mixed reports about Harry Souttar,” David Edgar said on the platform’s Daily Update for 30/08/23, available to Patreon subscribers.

“The interest is definitely real, I am utterly convinced of that.

“Whether or not Rangers can get that deal done is another thing.

“It’s complicated by the fact that Leicester want to sell him and therefore aren’t keen to loan him.

“it would have to be a loan, we can’t afford him, we couldn’t get the fee in place.

“And it’s a case of do Rangers want to wait and see if they can pull that off in the last few hours or do they want to strengthen that left centre-back area?”

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Harry Souttar Rangers interest legit as Ibrox side prepare business

As Rangers boss Michael Beale hints at one more signing, Heart & Hand would also go on to back up claims regarding a transfer caveat in the final days of the window.

Leading journalist Chris Jack had previously suggested that Rangers might not sign anyone this week with the club’s business dependent on the willingness of other sides to play ball.

In the case of Harry Souttar for example, this would mean Leicester City agreeing to loan the defender out to Rangers rather than trying to recoup the bulk of what they paid in this window.

“Rangers are still in the market for players,” David Edgar said.

“That’s not to say definitely that anything will happen of course, we know that. I think there’s an assumption that we’ll definitely get players in.

“Rangers are saying ‘if targets become available the they will get the deal done but if not then they will not’.

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Adding later: “I still think something will happen with regards to bringing in a player before the weekend but it will depend on targets becoming available.

“I still think there are positions in the squad Rangers are keen to strengthen; left centre-back everybody knows has been a position Rangers want to bring in someone.”

Whilst the links to Harry Souttar remain up in the air, Rangers have already added nine players this summer and fans are patiently waiting to see if anyone else makes the switch.

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