Glasgow Rangers may have begun brightly in the Scottish Premiership but injuries at Ibrox mean Steven Gerrard still has work to do in the transfer market.
A midfielder is a priority, with Preston’s Daniel Johnson believed to be a top target for Rangers in the current window, while fringe players such as Jordan Jones are in line to exit Ibrox.
According to the Scottish Sun, Jones is the on radar of Queens Park Rangers – managed by former Ibrox boss Mark Warburton – but Preston are also said to be keen on the 25-year-old.
And given the Lilywhites have a player on their books who’s reportedly wanted by the Gers, this could potentially work in their favour as they’re said to be open to a part-exchange deal.
A report in the Daily Record from earlier this week claimed Rangers have held talks with Preston over Johnson, who is in the last year of his contract at the English club.
They also reported that Preston have told the 27-year-old – previously deemed “incredible” by Alex Neil – they won’t stand in the way of his “dream move”, providing the offer made by the Gers is good enough.
Despite being in the last year of his contract, Johnson is reported to have a price tag in the region of £5million to £6million, which would be steep for Rangers at this time.
Jones, meanwhile, is said to have a £1million price tag – but considering both clubs have a player sought after by the other party, it would be in both their interests to reach a happy medium.