Rangers-linked AGF Aarhus centre-back Thomas Kristensen is a target for Serie A giants Udinese ahead of the megabucks sale of Beto to Everton.

According to Gianluca Dimarzio, the Italian side are targeting a move for the Danish U21 international centre-back talent as the Toffees close in on a £30m move for the Portuguese striker.

The report claims that Thomas Kristensen is part of a four-pronged Udinese transfer offensive with Nottingham Forest striker Emmanuel Dennis, AC Milan forward Divock Origi and the out of contract Roberto Pereyra their main targets.

The reports have also been replicated in Danish publication Tipsbladet, who coincidentally mention Rangers as having previously being linked to the 21-year-old centre-back.

Thomas Kristensen was linked to Rangers by the Danish publication back in March but since then the sounds around a potential Ibrox move this summer have gone quiet.

FC Nordsjalland vs AGF Arhus - Danish 3F Superliga
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Rangers-linked Thomas Kristensen eyed by Udinese

The centre-back has four caps with the Danish U21 international team and made his debut for AGF as a teenager back in 2021.

Since then Thomas Kristensen has gone on to make 46 appearances for AGF Aarhus and the interest from Udinese is a testament to his early progress in the game.

Interestingly, Rangers are reportedly on the hunt for a new centre-back ahead of the transfer window slamming shut in the next few days.

Whilst there are conflicting reports around Harry Souttar, and the likes of Jake Cooper have committed their futures elsewhere, the sounds around Thomas Kristensen are non-existent at this point.

AGF Arhus vs Brondby IF - Danish 3F Superliga
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If it is going to be a centre-back the club move for the in the next few days then they’re keeping their cards very close to their chest indeed.

However, as Udinese close in, if the reports are correct then we can safely rule Thomas Kristensen out of the running as Rangers look to a final addition.