Rangers midfielder Josh Windass has been the subject of a £2m bid from EFL Championship side Ipswich Town, according to Football Insider.

They report that as new manager Paul Hurst embarks on his first season at Portman Road and looks to reshape a side that had gone stale under Mick McCarthy, he has tabled the seven-figure sum for Windass.

They also say that the deal has another Rangers link as Windass would be a replacement for former Gers forward Martyn Waghorn.

21st February 2018, Portman Road, Ipswich, England; EFL Championship football, Ipswich Town versus Cardiff City; Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich Town (Photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The report claims that Ipswich will have around £5m – plus add-ons – with which to procure a replacement for Waghorn, who looks set to join Frank Lampard’s Derby revolution.

It looks as if they will return to Ibrox, where they procured Waghorn last summer, to fill the void left by the departure of their top scorer.

The report also says that Gers boss Steven Gerrard would be reluctant to lose Windass and sees him as able to add to a side that he wants to become capable of challenging Celtic this season.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 12: Josh Windass of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Josh Windass

Rangers tied Windass down to a new contract in February, which runs until 2021, which is sure to please Gerrard.

However, reports in June claimed that Windass’ new deal has a release clause of £3m written in, and Ipswich would be capable of matching that with the windfall they look set to receive for Waghorn.

In that instance, Rangers would be forced to allow Windass to speak to the Tractor Boys and if he decides he wants to follow in Waghorn’s footsteps, Gerrard would be powerless to prevent him from leaving.

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