Rangers are set to be disappointed in their reported pursuit of Nimes playmaker Zinedine Ferhat as Ligue 1 outfit Marseille ready themselves to pounce.
The Gers were first linked to the Algerian international, 28, back in May with the Ibrox side mentioned alongside Saint Etienne and Sassuolo as the player entered the final 12 months of his contract at the relegated side [Foot Mercato].
However, Le10 Sport are now claiming that the attacking midfielder will command a fee of €5m (£4.3m) and that Marseille head the queue wanting to sign him.
This comes after Mohamed Toubache via Get French Football News claimed that the Ligue 1 giants were in “advanced talks” to sign the player.
Ferhat played out on the right for Nimes last season and was a rare bright light in an otherwise disappointing campaign which ended with the club’s Ligue 1 relegation.
The attacking midfielder scored six goals and provided nine assists for Les Crocos last season.
Rangers have been clear that the club is on the hunt for quality additions this window and have already announced four players ahead of next season.
Jack Simpson has joined on a permanent deal from Bournemouth whilst former teammate Nnamdi Ofoborh joins him at Ibrox.
Whilst these two are project players, the club has also added quality options in the shape of Zambian international Fashion Sakala and ex-Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram.
Rangers are also being extensively linked with a move for Dutch playmaker Joey Veerman after rumours exploded online.