Last month The Scottish Sun reported that Apollon Limassol were eyeing swoops for Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty and Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum.

The Cypriot club were said to have already contacted the respective players’ agents.

Lafferty was starved of playing time behind Morelos and Defoe. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Since then, various sources have suggested Lafferty is set to leave the club. The Press Association, via the Scotsman, reported that the 6ft 4″ striker was set for talks ahead of an exit, while the latest Four Lads Had A Dream blog claimed both Lafferty and Graham Dorrans are on their way out.

However, a fresh Scottish Sun report claims Apollon have been ‘left frustrated’ in their attempts to sign both the Gers man and Djoum.

They go on to suggest that the European side are ready to move on from Djoum as their season looms closer.

 

There’s no suggestion that they’ve also given up on Lafferty. Yet, it seems there’s been little progress in terms of negotiations between the two clubs.

The Gers man played the final 20 minutes of Northern Ireland’s fixture against Belarus on Tuesday. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Lafferty is currently valued at £900k by Transfermarkt, but it’s unlikely he would command a fee as large as that.

That’s because he failed to hit his straps in his second stint at Rangers. He netted just six times in 31 appearances across 2018/19 and hasn’t scored for Northern Ireland for over a year.

If the club can recoup something near their original investment of £500,000 on the forward [Evening Times], it could be put to good use strengthening the squad for next season.

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