Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Anderlecht winger Francis Amuzu with one report suggesting the club are preparing a substantial bid for the player.

Belgian outlet Voetbal24 are claiming that the Gers are preparing a move for the Belgium U21 international after historic links to the player in the press.

Anderlecht winger Francis Amuzu has one goal and one assist in 17 appearances for the side this season. (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

According to the report, Rangers made an approach for Ghana-born Amuzu, 21, last season but were firmly warned off the player.

However, Voetbal24 are claiming that the Gers are set to test Anderlecht’s resolve given financial issues at the club.

This is despite a club source being clear to the press that the Gers are expecting a quiet window [Glasgow Times].

According to Sports World, Nottingham Forest are also interested in the player who is believed to have a £3.6m release clause.

There was murmurs of Rangers’ interest in Amuzu last season and it largely stemmed from links to Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson.

Reports had claimed that Premier League Southampton wanted Amuzu whilst Wilson was director of football [HLN] and the suggestion is he’s taken this interest with him to Rangers.

The Gers were said to be in attendance at a match with Anderlecht in 2019 with Scouts in Attendance even suggesting Amuzu was the player the Ibrox club were watching.

However, Rangers obviously moved for Kemar Roofe this summer with the player joining the Gers from Anderlecht.

It’s also interesting to note that Amuzu didn’t actually play in the game in question, a 2-1 win for Anderlecht against Zulte Waregem. Roofe, in contrast, actually scored in the match.

If the story isn’t true and is carried into the UK press you can bet the Gers will be quick to talk it down – the Ibrox side have rejected links to three players via sources in the press this week

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