The door is still open for Rangers to swoop for in-demand Nimes Olympique star Zinedine Ferhat, according to Glasgow Live.

The Gers were first linked with Ferhat by a Foot Mercato report in May.

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The door is reportedly still open for Rangers to swoop for in-demand Nimes Olympique star Zinedine Ferhat. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s been suggested that they have been monitoring his situation, with a cut-price deal in the region of €5m (£4.2m) reportedly possible following Nimes’ relegation from the top-flight [Le10Sport].

There’s been no shortage of interest in the Algeria international, though.

St Etienne [Daily Record] and Strasbourg [Alsa Sports] now both look to be out of the running, but Marseille and Lille are still said to be circling.

Citing a report from French outlet Sport, Glasgow Live claims that while the two French giants are ‘pushing hard’ to sign Ferhat, his future remains ‘unresolved’.

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Lille are currently regarded as favourites but there ‘remains a reluctance to meet Nimes’ asking price’.

 

As a result, Glasgow Live suggests that there’s still a chance that the Gers could swoop in and snap up the 28-year-old.

Nimes may be holding firm for now but with Ferhat only under contract until next summer, they will need to sell before the end of the window or risk eventually losing him for nothing.

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Ferhat celebrates netting for Nimes against Metz in Ligue 1 in May. (Photo by JEAN CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers lacked creativity during recent defeats to Dundee United and Malmö and Ferhat would certainly bring plenty of that if he moved to Ibrox.

The versatile midfielder holds the record for the most assists in a Ligue 2 campaign (20), while he registered 6 goals and 10 assists in the French top-flight last season.

However, following their Champions League qualifying exit, it would be a surprise if the Gers were able to pay a fee in excess of £4m for a new signing without first selling a key asset.

Meanwhile, a Rangers link to an exciting English striker has also been revived by a fresh transfer report.

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