Rangers have been linked with a host of names ahead of next season with Dutch U21 star Danilho Doekhi a name which has very much piqued the interest of Gers fans.

The Vitesse defender helped the Dutch club to a 4th placed finish in the Eredivisie as they conceded only 38 times with 22-year-old Doekhi very much impressing.

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Vitesse Arnhem defender Danilho Doekhi made 37 appearances for the club this season and has been linked with a move to Rangers this summer. (Photo by Gerrit van Keulen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Linked to Rangers by a range of sources, there admittedly hasn’t been much press movement with regards Doekhi in the last few weeks.

Rangers were initially linked to Doekhi by Football Insider who claimed the club were considering a £1.5m move for the player.

Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath would then mention the interest in his Transfer Notebook, claiming that Newcastle United and Norwich City were also chasing the player.

A report in Holland would then give additional credence to the Rangers links, De Gelderlander claiming the Gers were leading the pack with a three-year deal eyed at Ibrox.

However, the defender himself has broken his silence regarding his future and with a year left on his current deal, has claimed “nothing is going on” regarding a move at present.

“Interest, in me? I still have a contract for next year”, Doekhi told Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond, via Inside Futbol.

“We’re going to see how things are progressing but nothing is going on for the time being.”

Doekhi is currently on international duty with the Dutch U21 side who are now in the tournament’s semi-finals after defeating France 2-0.

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Danilho Doekhi is currently with the Duthc U21 squad as they reach the semi-finals of the U21 European Championships in Hungary. (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The defender was an unused substitute in that match but will be hoping to be involved as the talented side face off against Germany later in the week.

Should Rangers move for the defender, then the transfer would certainly have shades of a Celtic move for a now £75m Dutch star plying his trade down south.

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