Rangers have been linked with a move for Bulgarian CSKA Sofia star Kristyan Malinov as the Ibrox club step up their hunt for a midfielder.

According to the Bulgarian media [7 Sports],  Rangers are one of a number of clubs looking at the 26-year-old ahead of the new season.

Rangers are reportedly competing with “many Western European” teams including Belgium’s Standard Liege and Mechelen and Venlo and Vitesse from the Eredivisie.

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Bulgarian international midfielder Kristyan Malinov has been linked with a move to Rangers. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

According to the Glasgow Times, the midfielder wants to stick out the season in Bulgaria before making his mind up on his future.

The same report quotes former Celtic and current Motherwell striker Tony Watt – who is an ex-teammate of Malinov’s – as responding to the reports by claiming the Bulgarian is a “player”.


Milanov is just one of a host of midfielders currently being linked to Ibrox as the club look to strengthen in the middle of the park.


Rangers have been linked to a host of transitional, box-to-box midfielders in reports from across Europe.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been linked with moves for a host of midfielders during this window. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

These include Heidenheim’s Niklas Dorsch, Amiens’ Bongani Zungu and Rapid Vienna’s Dejan Ljubicic.

So far Rangers have signed Romanian wonderkid Ianis Hagi, former Leicester City youth Calvin Bassey and Scotland international keeper Jon McLaughlin ahead of the new season.

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