Rangers-linked Brest midfielder Haris Belkebla is set to sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 club, according to reports in France.
According to L’Equipe, Belkebla, 26, will sign a contract extension with Stade de Brestois which will see the Algerian commit his future to the club beyond 2022.
According to the reputable French football outlet, “negotiations are due to be concluded this week”.
L’Equipe believe that Brest sporting director Grégory Lorenzi has no intention of selling the player and this has been clear for “several weeks”.
It was also L’Equipe who suggested Rangers were interested in the former Tours midfielder as Steven Gerrard looks to strengthen the Ibrox squad ahead of the new season.
Rangers have been linked with a host of names in the middle of the park as the Ibrox boss looks to add more quality to his starting XI.
Amongst those names include Belkebla’s fellow Ligue 1 midfielder Bongani Zungu with whom Rangers are said to have made a “concrete offer”.
However, according to those claims from the 4th Official the two clubs remain locked in negotiations over a price.
“Negotiations between the two clubs are still in progress. It’s not just Rangers though. However, yes, there is a concrete offer on the table from Rangers,” explains the T4O source.
”The problem is they are offering a fee which has too many variable aspects. The upfront fee is lesser than what we want unfortunately.
“Negotiations are going on strong. Our price is set, and they know what we want. As of this moment, we have not accepted an offer for Zungu.”
Haris Belkebla – who has one cap for the Algerian national team – made 23 appearances for Brest last season in Ligue 1.