Burnley are set to make an improved offer for Josh Ginnelly after seeing their opening bid for the winger turned down by Shrewsbury Town, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the potential deal.
The 18-year-old winger is not under contract at the New Meadow, and the Shrews have failed to convince him to pledge his future to them.
He has already held talks with the likes of Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, whilst North East duo Newcastle United and Sunderland have made contact.
But Sean Dyche's side have moved into pole position in recent days and are trying to broker a deal with Shrewsbury – who have shunned an opening offer from the Clarets.
Burnley could sign Ginnelly without agreeing a deal with Shrewsbury, but they are not keen on going down the tribunal route – but that could let other teams in who are ready to offer the player a contract.
And HITC Sport understands that one of those is Rangers, with their new head coach Mark Warburton a big fan of the youngster.
Ginnelly’s compensation would also be hugely reduced should he move to Ibrox, as it is classed as a cross-border transfer and Shrewsbury would only get a minimal payment.