Report: Leicester's Joe Dodoo nears permanent Ibrox move, Rangers yet to agree fee

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

Rangers are reportedly looking to land Joe Dodoo permanently.

Joe Dodoo scores the second goal for LeicesterJoe Dodoo scores the second goal for Leicester against Bury

According to the Daily Mail, Rangers are in talks with Leicester City striker Joe Dodoo over a permanent switch to Ibrox, rather than simply a loan deal.

The Gers have been active in the transfer market this summer, landing backup to first-choice goalkeeper in Matt Gilks, whilst adding defensive options in Lee Hodson and Clint Hill.

With midfielders Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Matt Crooks, Josh Windass and Niko Kranjcar also landed, manager Mark Warburton is now looking to boost his attacking options.

Joe Dodoo scores the fourth goal for Leicester

Despite seeing Martyn Waghorn and Kenny Miller combine for almost 50 goals last season, Warburton needs to bring in another striker as competition for places, and he seems to have found his top target.

STV reported earlier this week that Leicester City striker Joe Dodoo has begun training with the club ahead of a possible loan move to Ibrox - but now it appears that the deal could in fact be a permanent one.

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

The Daily Mail report that Dodoo's move to Rangers will actually be a permanent one after his Leicester City contract expired - but the Gers have yet to agree a compensation with Claudio Ranieri's men despite the forward closing in on a move.

Dodoo, 21, has been on the books with Leicester since 2008, and hit the headlines last season by scoring a hat-trick in his first start for the club against Bury in the Capital One Cup.

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

Tipped for a bright future, the Ghanaian attacker - who can play out wide or up front thanks to his pace - now looks set to snub a stay at the King Power Stadium in order to play first-team football at Rangers.

Having landed Jordan Rossiter in a cut-price deal at the end of his Liverpool contract, Rangers will now be looking for a similar deal with Leicester for Dodoo, but there is work to be done in terms of compensation, according to today's reports.

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