Rangers have opened talks with CSKA Sofia over a move for Bulgarian international Kristiyan Malinov but face competition to land his signature, according to the star’s agent.
Marko Mihaljevic has claimed that the Light Blues are one of a number of clubs interested in landing the versatile 26-year-old this summer.
SBV Vitesse, VVV Venlo, K.V. Mechelen and Standard Liege have all been credited with an interest, according to the report, but Mihaljevic confirmed that there’s been no formal offer from Ibrox yet.
“Yes there have been talks with Rangers regarding Kristiyan. Have Rangers sent an offer yet? No,” Mihaljevic said, as quoted by The Herald.
“We are in talks and there is an interest but deals can’t be done through the night as there are many factors that we must take into consideration.
“It is too soon to say if a deal will happen between Kristiyan and Rangers. Kristiyan is privileged by the interest of Rangers but there are also other clubs who are interested.”
Malinov has been capped 13 times for his country so far and can play in either a defensive or attacking role in midfield.
With a host of midfielders already at his disposal, Gers boss Steven Gerrard must see something special in the Bulgarian midfielder to want to bring him to Scotland this summer.
Rangers have already made four signings so far this summer but it is clear that Gerrard’s squad still needs some reinforcement ahead of the new season starting in a fortnight.