Rangers were linked with Craig Bryson in the January transfer window but they could now miss out as Scottish Premiership rivals Kilmarnock vie for his signature.
According to The Daily Record in January, Rangers were trying to sign Bryson on a free transfer in the winter transfer window.
The Derby County midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and was tipped to return to Scotland. But that move never materialised.
Nonetheless, given his contract situation, there was always a chance that the Gers could return with a pre-contract offer for the 32-year-old.
But they now face a battle for this signing as Kilmarnock have offered him a deal when his Derby contract expires, as per The Daily Express.
Bryson played well over 100 games in a four-year spell with Killie, before moving to Derby in 2011. Now, he could be set for an emotional return to Rugby Park.
Rangers could return for the three cap ex-Scotland midfielder but they no longer need a player in his position.
Glen Kamara has arrived to shore things up in central midfield and he is already impressing fans with his solid and reliable performances.
With Ryan Jack also in form, Bryson could be surplus to requirements if he moved to Ibrox for next season, making Kilmarnock a better personal move for the Rams midfielder.