Rangers appear to be closing in on the signature of Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland amid claims he’s having a medical today.

The Gers have been linked with Butland for weeks now, going back to The Scottish Sun claiming in April that he was on the brink of a move to Ibrox.

More than a month has passed and Butland still isn’t a Rangers player – but the move has been getting closer.

The Daily Mail raised excitement levels last week by suggesting that Butland had held fresh talks with Rangers.

Football Insider now claim that Butland is actually undergoing a medical with Rangers today.

It’s stated that Butland has agreed terms with Rangers and a deal is now imminent.

Maybe the delay was because Manchester United’s season has been going on a little longer than Rangers’.

United – where Butland has been on loan in the second half of the season – ended their campaign with a 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

The Red Devils don’t seem to be keeping Butland and parent club Crystal Palace have chosen not to activate a one-year option on his contract.

That means the path is clear for Rangers to get the deal done for Butland and confirmation is hopefully not far away.

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Rangers to reshuffle goalkeeping options amid Jack Butland deal

Butland should now come in as Rangers’ new number one goalkeeper, a role he has been wanting for years now.

The 30-year-old has been a backup at Palace and United, but should now be a key player for Michael Beale.

This sparks a real reshuffle of Rangers’ goalkeeping options given the exit of Allan McGregor.

We have been used to seeing McGregor and Jon McLaughlin battle it out for the number one jersey in recent years.

Yet with McGregor gone and McLaughlin potentially available for transfer, this is a real changing of the guard.

Butland will come in to feature prominently with Robby McCrorie stepping up from third choice to become second choice.

McCrorie may be a little frustrated at not being given the chance to be first choice moving forward but Rangers wanted to make a big move in Butland – and their chase looks set to result in success.

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