Rangers are reportedly interested in Middlesbrough’s Congolese international striker Britt Assombalonga as the 28-year-old’s contract runs down at the Riverside, according to a report.

GiveMeSport are claiming an exclusive on the Ibrox club’s interest in the pacey striker, who is also reportedly interesting teams from France and Belgium.

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Rangers have been linked with a move for Congolese international striker Britt Assombalonga. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The report comes after current Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock suggested that Assombalonga would have to take a pay cut if he wanted to remain with the Championship side.

Assombalonga, who has eight caps and one goal for the Democratic Republic of Congo, has had a disappointing campaign in the English northeast, netting five goals in 19 starts.

However he has broke double figures in his last four seasons and is an established player at Championship level in England, netting 75 goals in total from 219 games.

Assomabalonga has also played for the likes of Nottingham Forest, Peterborough United and Watford.

The Congolese forward isn’t the only African striker reportedly interesting Rangers on an out-of-contract deal either.

The Gers have been routinely linked with a move for KV Oostende’s Zambian striker Fashion Sakala, who is five years the junior of Assombalonga and is currently playing at a higher level.

Scottish newspaper the Scottish Sun has previously claimed the Gers look “set to win the race” to sign the striker, who is currently plying his trade in Belgium.

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Rangers have also been linked with a pre-contract move for KV Oostende striker and Zambia international Fashion Junior Sakala. (Photo by JOHN THYS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers may see some change in the offensive part of the pitch come the end of the season with veteran striker Jermain Defoe out of contract.

One of the club’s star men has also been speaking this week about a potential dream move to the English Premier League.

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