There’s some confusion after a Greek football journalist claimed that Rangers have submitted a second bid for PAOK striker Antonio Colak.
Georgios Sideridis – who works with Thessaloniki-based Yellow Radio in his homeland – claims the Gers had an opening offer of £1.5m turned down for the ex-Malmo striker.
But now the journalist claims PAOK are considering a second offer for the 28-year-old forward with the club believed to be holding out for £2.1m.
That’s £600k of a difference and for all intents and purposes the sounds coming out of PAOK suggest they’re willing to sell and the two clubs are not far off agreeing on a price.
This comes after news broke regarding potential Rangers interest in Antonio Colak earlier in the week, the striker familiar to fans after netting a double for Malmo at Ibrox to send the club crashing out of the Champions League qualifiers.
Journalist claims Rangers have not launched move for Antonio Colak
However, these claims are in contrast to those of Rangers Review journalist Joshua Barrie, who believes the Ibrox side are yet to launch a bid for Colak.
Speaking on the Rangers Review YouTube channel, Barrie claimed that according to his information the Gers are yet to make contact with PAOK but that Colak “is the type of player that Rangers would have an interest in”.
“I’m told that there has not been any contact at the moment, but he is a type of player that Rangers would have an interest in,” said Barrie.
“Obviously, if you look at him, he fits the mould of forward that Van Bronckhorst would like at Ibrox.
“No contact, I’m told, at the moment, but maybe one to watch.”
This has caused some confusion regarding the nature of Rangers’ reported interest in Antonio Colak and with the club notoriously tight-lipped, we’ll just need to wait and see how the story progresses.
Rangers are believed to be in the market for a forward, especially after one of the club’s international strikers left the Gers this summer.