Rangers are reportedly battling Sheffield United for former Chelsea and Man City keeper Willy Caballero.

Caballero, who has also played in Spain with Elche and Malaga as well as in his native Argentina with Boca Juniors, is a free agent having been released by Chelsea earlier this summer.

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Willy Caballero won the Champions League with Chelsea last season, although he didn’t appear in any matches. (Photo by Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

At 39, he’s no spring chicken, but it’s asserted that he’s still in demand.

According to Goal.com’s Nizaar Kinsella, Sheffield United are ‘strongly in for’ the veteran keeper, while the Sun reports that the Blades have opened talks.


However, Kinsella also suggested that it’s not a one-horse race for the former Argentina international’s signature by claiming that Rangers have also ‘registered an interest’.

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Rangers are reportedly competing with Sheffield United to sign former Malaga, Man City and Chelsea keeper Caballero. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Rangers in for Caballero?

Rangers are likely to be linked with a number of players during the final few days of the transfer window, but it’s hard to see there being anything in this reported interest.

Steven Gerrard already has Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie at Ibrox, with third-choice keeper McCrorie impressing in Sunday’s 1-0 Old Firm win.

Even if McCrorie was to head out on loan in anticipation of McGregor and McLaughlin returning after the international break following Covid-related absences, there would be no need for an extra keeper, with Kieran Wright and Andy Firth already there as emergency backups.

If Caballero ended up at Sheffield United, he would be competing with former Gers player Wes Foderingham.

Meanwhile, a Rangers star’s actions after the Old Firm have led Kris Boyd to believe that he’s about to leave the club.

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