Rangers will pay Bologna a total of €6million (£5.4million) over the next two years to land Bologna defender Filip Helander, according to journalist Nima Tavallaey with the defender agreeing a four-year contract at Ibrox.

The Swedish international looks set to become Steven Gerrard’s eighth signing of the summer and Tavallaey claims the Gers will pay €4million (£3.6million) now with two annual payments of €1million (£900,000) to the Serie A side.

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There does seem to be conflicting reports over the fee involved with The Sun and The Times claiming the Gers will pay as little as £3.5million while reports in Sweden claim it will cost £4.2million.

Given what has been spent this summer, Helander will be a substantial outlay regardless and could cost the biggest fee spent by the club since Nikica Jelavic.

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 10: Filip Helander of Sweden reacts after giving away a penalty during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group F match between Spain and Sweden at Bernabeu on June 10, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Rangers swoop

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The Swede will almost certainly come straight into the side if a deal is done to bring him to Glasgow and he could, potentially, make his debut in this weekend’s friendly with Marseille, but wouldn’t be able to be added to the squad for the Europa League clash with St. Joseph’s on Thursday.

Helander’s arrival could also spell trouble for Nikola Katic with the Croatian looking to cement himself in Gerrard’s starting XI after spending much of last season watching from the bench.

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