Rangers-linked striker Thomas Henry’s proposed move from OH Leuven to Gent has reportedly stalled despite a claim that it was 95 per cent done.

The Gers were linked with Henry last week by Football Insider, who also credited Southampton and Watford with interest.

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Rangers-linked Henry in action against Charleroi earlier this month. (Photo by Plumb Images/Getty Images)

Around the same time, the Scottish Sun ran a piece claiming that Celtic were in pole position to sign him.

The 26-year-old Frenchman scored 21 goals in the Belgian top-flight for OHL last season and has carried that form into the current campaign, netting three times in four matches to date.

On Monday, it looked as though Henry’s future had been sorted, as the Daily Record reported that he was ‘on the verge’ of signing for Gent, with a multi-million-pound deal ’95 per cent’ done.

However, on Thursday morning, the Scottish Sun claimed that the deal had stalled at the eleventh hour due to a disagreement.

It’s thought that OHL want the £5.1m asking price paid up front while Gent are currently only prepared to pay it in installments.

As a result, Gent have allegedly now turned their attentions to Serbian striker Darko Lemajic, who plays in Latvia for FK RFS and Henry is therefore available once again.

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Rangers-linked Henry’s move to Gent has reported ‘hit the rocks’ despite a claim that it was 95 per cent done. (Photo by Plumb Images/Getty Images)

Rangers and Celtic-linked striker’s proposed Gent move reportedly stalls

It would be a surprise if Gent saw Lemajic as an alternative to Henry, given his significantly inferior goalscoring record in a lesser league.

However, if the Belgian giants are indeed moving on, the 6ft 4″ OHL striker will make an excellent signing for somebody else.

It’s hard to imagine that Rangers are genuinely in the race right now, given their strength in depth up front and relative lack of funds.

The Light Blues would only likely move for a player like Henry if Alfredo Morelos was sold for big money during the final stages of the window.

The Scottish Sun seems to think that Celtic are once again in with a good chance of landing the Frenchman and it would be a big boost for the Hoops if he ended up at Parkhead.

Meanwhile, in another transfer window twist, a Rangers-linked speedster’s ‘situation has now changed’.

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