Report: Rangers deal for Gedion Zelalem on hold as three Championship clubs make offers

Rangers are hoping to complete a deal to sign Arsenal youngster Zelalem.

Rangers are facing increased competition to sign Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal, with the Daily Record claiming that three Championship clubs are hoping to sign the midfielder on loan.

It was reported by the Record yesterday that Rangers were set to sign the 18-year-old on a half-season loan, with the USA youth international travelling to Ibrox to visit the facilities and hold talks with manager Mark Warburton.

However, he returned to London in the evening, and it has been claimed that three English Championship clubs have also made offers for him, which he is considering.

Fulham, Charlton and Birmingham City are the three clubs involved in the race to sign Zelalem, and it is up to the youngster to decide which move is best for his development.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be keen on Zelalem spending the next stage of his career in Scotland, and it is reported that he has signed off on a deal to send him to Ibrox.

However, Zelalem also has a say in the matter, and it could be that he decides to stay in England to develop in the better quality English Championship.

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