Paul Hartley admits Greg Stewart could leave Dundee, Rangers reportedly planning summer bid

Rangers are reportedly plotting a summer move for Dundee striker Greg Stewart.

Dundee manager Paul Hartley has told The Scottish Sun that Rangers target Greg Stewart could leave this summer, with just over a year left on his contract.

Stewart, 26, spent his youth with Rangers, Hearts and Syngenta Amateurs, before starring with Cowdenbeath, hitting 39 goals in 141 games to earn a move to Dundee in 2014.

15 goals last season was a great return in his first Scottish Premiership campaign, and he has added to that with another 11 goals in all competitions this term.

However, confusion surrounds his long-term future at Dens Park, given that he has just over one year left on his contract with Dundee, and interest is building.

The Scottish Sun report that Rangers are planning to make a summer bid for the forward, with manager Mark Warburton keen to add more attacking options around the likes of Martyn Waghorn and Michael O'Halloran ahead of next season.

Now, Stewart's manager Paul Hartley has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Stewart could leave the club, as much as Dundee would love to keep him.

Hartley added that, with just over one year left on Stewart's contract, Dundee are in a tough position, and knows that he faces up to life without the striker.

"We would like to, but there are no guarantees that we can keep him," said Hartley. "He has a year left on his deal and is a guy we want to tie down."

"Do we want to keep him? Of course, we want to keep him. Can we keep him? That’s another scenario. I think when you are coming into the final year of your contract, it is definitely a different situation that we face now," he added.

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