Rangers are weighing up a potential move for Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet as Celtic are extensively linked to the forward.
That’s according to the Daily Record, who also credit Russian clubs Spartak Moscow and Krasnodar with an interest in the 24-year-old forward who netted 18 goals for the Easter Road club last season.
According to the Record, Rangers boss Gerrard is an “admirer” of the forward but is “unlikely” to move unless he sells a forward first.
That report also mentions a £2m bid from Birmingham City in January which was firmly rebuffed by Jack Ross’ side, for whom Nisbet is an important player.
The Daily Mail and Stephen McGowan claim that Hibs want £4m for the striker as they also reiterate reported interest coming out of Celtic Park as they step up their hunt for reinforcements.
In contrast, Rangers are well stocked in the final third adding Fashion Sakala to a roster which includes Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe, Jermain Defoe and Cedric Itten.
The Daily Mail report also links English trio Swansea, Brentford and Nottingham Forest to player as well as reiterating the reported interest from Russian club Krasnodar.
These links also come after Rangers were said to have been scouting Scotland international Nisbet – who appeared at Euro 2020 with Scotland – during his time with Dunfermline.
The striker was linked to Ibrox by the Glasgow Times in 2019 who claimed the Gers were watching him during an explosive run of form with the Pars.
Nisbet scored 23 goals in 32 games for the Fife club before signing for Hibs last season in a deal reportedly worth only £250k [Daily Record].
This means that if the Gers were to move for the player they’d have to pay SIXTEEN times the amount they could’ve last summer.
Whilst there’s much talk of Rangers freeing up space in the squad by selling a key forward, one journalist is claiming the Gers have turned down an approach from a leading Euro club.