Report: Rangers to submit third bid for Toumani Diagouraga; hoping to confirm deal today

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Rangers are hoping to sign Brentford’s Toumani Diagouraga.

Rangers are set to make a third approach for Brentford’s Toumani Diagouraga, the Daily Record reports.

The anchor man has already been the subject of two approaches for the Gers, with the Scottish Sun claiming last night that an initial offer of £100,000 had been rejected by the Bees.

They returned with an increased offer, which was also rejected, and the latest report claims that the Gers will submit an approach worth £500,000 today.

Mark Warburton, who worked with 28-year-old Diagouraga at Watford and Brentford, hopes to complete his signing before close of play today.

Sources close to the club claim that Warburton has been chasing Diagouraga’s signature since the open of the transfer window, having got the best out of the midfielder when in charge at Brentford last season.

This term, the holding midfielder has remained a key figure in the Bees’ first-team, starting 24 of 25 league games as the West London club fight to get into the play-offs.

The report states that a three-year deal with Rangers has been lined up should the bid be accepted, as Warburton wants to make Diagouraga a central experienced figure in his set-up at Ibrox.

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