Mark Warburton claims Rangers are very close to three new signings, report hints at targets

Rangers are nearing a number of new signings, according to Mark Warburton.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told The Scottish Sun that he is close to making up to three new signings ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Gers have already secured promotion from the Scottish Championship, and even though Warburton's men have impressed throughout the season, new signings will of course be needed to strengthen the squad.

The promotion to the Scottish Premiership will give Rangers even greater pulling power, and the Daily Mail even reported last month that Warburton could be handed a transfer budget of around £5m.

That's a huge amount of money for Warburton to strengthen his squad with ahead of next season - and he may even be closing in on targets already.

Warburton has told The Scottish Sun, ahead of today's game with St. Mirren, that Rangers are 'very close' to signing up to three new players to strengthen his squad.

He is however wary that other teams could hijack their deals, and doesn't want to name any names until they have signed on the dotted line at Ibrox.

"We are getting very close on two or three more players," said Warburton. "You have to man-mark them until they come through that door and sign a contract. You just don’t know. At Brentford we stole players before and we’ve had players stolen from us. It’s a very cut-throat business. It’s an ever smaller talent pool, and people are fishing in the same pond," he added.

After landing key players like Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Jason Holt, Andy Halliday and Martyn Waghorn last summer, Rangers fans must be excited about the prospect of Warburton having another summer to mould his squad and ultimately challenge Celtic for the Premiership title next term.

The report even adds that all three of the targets are playing in the English Football League, hinting that Warburton is again looking south of the border for new additions to his Rangers squad this summer.

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