Rangers’ move to sign Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu is back on and could be completed before today’s deadline, according to French media.

L’Equipe are reporting that Rangers have re-entered the chase for the South African international after a deal collapsed in August.

Rangers’ move to sign 29-cap South African international midfielder Bongani Zungu from Amiens is reportedly back on. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

They claim that the deal fell through because of issues with Zungu being overweight after the footballing shutdown.

The report believes that Zungu failed his medical with Rangers amid claims the Ibrox club reportedly had a £3.8m (€4m) bid accepted for the player.

That’s despite a number of conflicting report at the time over why the deal had originally collapsed, including claims Rangers were never interested.

L’Equipe now believe that Rangers, Amiens and Zungu are close to finding “common ground”.

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The news comes after journalist Joe Crann – who broke the news of Rangers’ interest back in July – claimed the Ibrox side were back in the hunt for the 27-year-old midfielder.

According to a report written by Crann in the Scotsman, Rangers were battling a number of Spanish clubs and Greek giants Olympiakos for Zungu’s signature.

The L’Equipe report believes that Turkish Super Lig side Malatyaspor are also interested.

After a spell out of the Amiens team Zungu has been recalled to action for the newly relegated Ligue 2 side and Rangers could pounce as they look to plug their midfield gap.

Bongani Zungu is currently turning out in the French second tier. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Zungu came on as a late substitute in the club’s 0-0 draw with Pau and started in the club’s 1-0 defeat to Caen at the weekend.

The player also appeared to say goodbye to teammates last week in a post on his official Instagram account.

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