Report: Rangers target Aaron Mooy for Scotland return, trial offer snubbed

Rangers are reportedly keen on Melbourne City midfielder Aaron Mooy.

According to Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, Rangers have joined the race to sign Melbourne City midfielder Aaron Mooy this summer.

The Gers are likely to be active in the market for new signings this summer, as Mark Warburton's men prepare for their return to the Scottish Premiership.

Accrington Stanley duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass are arriving on pre-contract agreements, but Warburton will be keen to add more new faces - and Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter is on the verge of joining the Ibrox side, according to the Daily Mail.

Now though, the Gers have been linked with another midfielder - and he may be a familiar face to many fans of Scottish football.

Australian newspaper The Herald Sun report that Rangers have joined Belgian outfit Club Brugge in the race to sign Melbourne City midfielder Aaron Mooy, who is looking to make a big move this summer.

Mooy, 25, started out with Bolton Wanderers before a spell in Scotland with St Mirren, but he eventually returned to his native Australia with Western City Wanderers and now Melbourne City.

A prolific midfielder with 17 goals to his name last season, Mooy has established himself as an Australia international, scoring five goals in 13 caps for his country.

Now considering his future, it's claimed that Mooy will spend time in Scotland with his wife's family in the coming days, and a permanent return to Scotland could be very appealing if Rangers do make a move - but it's added that Melbourne City have in fact snubbed an approach from Rangers for him to train with Warburton's squad before joining up with the Australian national team.

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