Rangers to seal Martyn Waghorn & James Tavernier deals

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HITC Sports understands Rangers are set to the seal the double signing of Wigan Atheltic duo Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier on Monday.

HITC Sports understands from sources close to the club that Rangers will finalise deals for Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier from Wigan on Monday.

Forward Waghorn and full-back Tavernier are both understood to be at Rangers' training ground Murray Park to put the finishing touches to their moves to Scotland.

Wigan boss Gary Caldwell is willing to let the duo move as he needs to trim his squad and wage bill as the club prepare for life in League One next season.

New Rangers boss Mark Warburton had targeted the pair as he looks to reshape his squad at Ibrox and, after seeing an initial offer for the pair rejected, the club have now agreed a deal in the region of £400,000 for both players.

Former England Under-21 international Waghorn came through the ranks at Sunderland, making just six appearances before joining Leicester in 2010.

The 25-year-old failed to hold down a regular place in the Leicester side enjoying loan spells at Hull, Millwall and Wigan before making his move to Wigan permanent in the summer of 2014.

Tarvernier started his career at Leeds before being snapped up Newcastle in 2008 as a teenager.

The right-back made just two first appearances for Newcastle spending most of his time out on loan before joining Wigan last summer.

Tarvernier struggled to establish himself at Wigan last season ending the campaign on loan at Bristol City and helping them to promotion to the Championship.

The duo will bring the number of Warburton's new arrivals to six following the signings of Wes Foderingham, Danny Wilson, Rob Kiernan and Andy Halliday.

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