Rangers have seen a third bid for Hearts defender John Souttar rejected as the Ibrox side appear to blink first in the pursuit of the centre-back and raise their bid.

Speaking as part of the popular platform’s Daily Update, Heart & Hand had claimed that as things stood then Rangers would not be increasing their offer for John Souttar.

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That’s despite the fact the defender wants to move to Ibrox and that Rangers are eager to see the 25-year-old join the club this month.

This was after claims that Rangers had failed with a second bid during the week, with the Gers still yet to come back in for the player this afternoon.

But whilst there’s nothing to suggest this wasn’t Rangers’ stance before this evening – with the Ibrox club clearing hoping Hearts would yield – the Gers now appear to have upped their offer.

Rangers see third John Souttar bid rejected

Raman Bhardwaj – who’s been following the Rangers transfer news all day and was at Glasgow Airport to get shots of Aaron Ramsey landing – claims the Gers have had their latest bid for John Souttar rejected.

Press association journalist Andy Newport would then go on to claim that the bid was in the region of £400k.

This would suggest that Rangers have upped their bid by £100k in an attempt to sign the Scotland international and something tells us this might not be the end of it.

Rangers would undoubtedly be bolstered by the signing of John Souttar this window and are now looking to a series of fresh additions following a very busy transfer deadline day.

Polish right-back Mateusz Zukowski has been added as a replacement for Scotland international Nathan Patterson, who moved to Everton earlier in the window.

Rangers are also closing in on a deal for Aaron Ramsey, with Celtic fans not exactly taking the news very well.

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