According to Football Scotland, the two Spanish clubs have enquired about the availability of the 25-year-old Zambian international without making any interest concrete.
But this is partly because Rangers star Sakala wants to stay at Ibrox and compete for his place next season as the conversation continues regarding the forward’s status in the Ibrox squad.
The report also rejects the suggestion that the player could move to Ligue 1 Auxerre, claiming that earlier reports are believed to be wide of the mark.
This comes after reports linking Sakala with an imminent move to France were quashed by the striker’s appearance in the 3-1 friendly win over West Ham.
Fashion Sakala wants to fight for Rangers place
Rangers fans will find the news that Fashion Sakala wants to fight for his place at Ibrox refreshing after the forward impressed in spells last season.
Signed from Belgian side KV Oostende on a pre-contract deal last summer, Sakala did net 12 goals for the club last season and proved a valuable squad player for the Gers.
Despite this, there have been some murmurs from Rangers fans regarding Sakala and it’s clear that Fashion still has to prove himself within certain sections of the Ibrox support.
Viewed by many as a hard-working player who lacks composure and concentration, it’s almost universally agreed that there is ability there and that it will take some refining.
From a Rangers perspective, it’s clear the club view Fashion Sakala as a part of the squad and it’ll be interesting to see how the coaching staff progress his game this season.
It’s a big campaign for Fashion Sakala and let’s hope he can build on those flashes last season and become a consistent and important contributor for the club this campaign.
Meanwhile, Rangers are set to bank a guaranteed £19.6m as one player sets the benchmark for the Ibrox club’s future business.