Dunfermline Athletic, who will face Rangers in August, have launched an ‘ambitious bid’ to sign former Ibrox midfielder Graham Dorrans, according to The Courier.

Update: Dunfermline have confirmed the signing of Dorrans on a two-year contract [Dafc.co.uk]

Dorrans is currently a free agent after cutting short his time in Australia with Western Sydney Wanderers for family reasons.

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Dorrans’ stint in the A-League ended abruptly earlier this summer. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

The 34-year-old is training with former club Dundee and Dee boss James McPake has hinted at interest in a deal.

However, the former Ger has made it clear that he’s keeping his options open and now the Pars have allegedly made their move.

The Courier reports that talks between the two parties have already started, with further discussions planned for this week.

If Dorrans did move to Dunfermline, he would be in line to face Rangers next month for the first time since leaving Ibrox in 2019.

That’s because the Gers have drawn the Championship club in the Premier Sports Cup Last 16 and will host them on 14/15 August.

Gers Academy graduate Rhys Breen could also feature in that match, having officially signed for Dunfermline on Monday.

Dunfermline – who will face Rangers in the League Cup in August – have reportedly launched a bid to sign Dorrans. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Despite his age, Dorrans was never likely to be short of offers following his return from Australia, as he brings quality and vast experience, while the injury problems that blighted his two-year stay at Rangers now appear to be behind him.

Dunfermline are a division below the club at which he’s currently training, but perhaps more favourable terms are on offer at East End Park, where Peter Grant is building a side capable of winning promotion.

Meanwhile, an exciting announcement about a current Rangers player is imminent, according to Clive Tyldesley.

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