Rangers are keen on signing Craig Bryson from Derby County, according to The Daily Record.
Steven Gerrard is hoping to be granted a favour by former England team-mate Frank Lampard, who is the manager of Derby.
Bryson is out of contract next summer and Rangers are eager to negotiate a free transfer this month.
But it would be odd for Derby to accept that, considering has started 18 games for the Rams this season.
The 32-year-old is playing a key role in Derby’s midfield, sitting as a defensive midfielder in Lampard’s system.
So it might make more sense for Rangers to seek a pre-contract agreement with Bryson in advance of next season.
Rangers have already agreed deals to sign Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones on free transfers in the summer.
And Bryson could be another shrewd free signing for the Gers, who are building their midfield nicely.
By next season, Lassana Coulibaly would have returned to Angers after his loan spell and a decision would be made on Southampton loanee Steven Davis.
Rangers would be in a healthy position if they are able to negotiate terms with Coulibaly and Davis, already knowing that Kamara and Bryson would be coming in.
Bryson’s defensive contributions in front of the defence could be crucial in Rangers’ ascent back towards the top of Scottish football.
The 3-cap former Scotland international is impressing at the top of the Championship.
And he could show Rangers exactly what he is capable of next season if a pre-contract agreement is signed.