A respected journalist for the Times claims that Rangers are close to securing the loan signing of South African international Bongani Zungu.

Paul Joyce took to Twitter to make the claims amid intensifying reports around the player as the Gers step up their midfielder hunt on deadline day.

The fact the South African international, 27, would join Rangers on loan may come as a surprise to some fans after the Ibrox club reportedly had a £3.8m bid accepted for the player in July [Scotsman].

French publication L’Equipe have also claimed in the last few days that the Gers have resurrected a move for Zungu who failed a medical to see a deal collapse in August.


Rangers fans have also been raising their eyebrows over a Tweet from a footballing transfers Twitter account which claimed that the deal to bring Zungu to Ibrox is done.

Joyce is certainly a more respected source and Rangers fans will now watch the deal closely to see if any move for Zungu comes to fruition.

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The news comes after journalist Joe Crann – who broke the news of Rangers’ interest back in July – claimed the Ibrox side were back in the hunt for the 27-year-old midfielder.

According to a report written by Crann in the Scotsman, Rangers were battling a number of Spanish clubs and Greek giants Olympiakos for Zungu’s signature.

The L’Equipe report believes that Turkish Super Lig side Malatyaspor are also interested.


Midfielder Bongani Zungu has 29 caps and four goals for South Africa. (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Zungu came on as a late substitute in Amiens’ 0-0 draw with Pau and started in the club’s 1-0 defeat to Caen at the weekend.

The player also appeared to say goodbye to teammates last week in a post on his official Instagram account.

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