Report: Rangers in discussions with Brighton over Jamie Murphy

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers appear to be making progress in their attempts to bring Jamie Murphy to Ibrox.

Jamie Murphy of Brighton challenges Dean Lewington of MK Dons during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Milton Keynes Dons at Amex Stadium on January...

According to a report from Sky Sports, Rangers have held talks with Brighton and Hove Albion about the possibility of signing Jamie Murphy ahead of the January transfer window.

The Gers are keen on bringing the 28-year-old to Ibrox, and it appears that the Premier League side are willing to consider letting him leave the Amex Stadium next month as Sky Sports reports that the two clubs have held discussions about a potential deal.

Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It must be said however, that a move appears to be some way off being completed with Sky Sports suggesting that the Light Blues and the Seagulls are yet to agree a fee for former Scotland under-21 international

It has been a frustrating season for Murphy, who made 35 appearances during Brighton's promotion-winning campaign in the Championship last season. This term, he has started just one Premier League game, while another three appearances have come from the bench for the former Motherwell man.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It may not be a surprise if it is not too long before there is a resolution to the talks now that Rangers do not play another competitive game until they travel to face Fraserburgh in the Scottish Cup on the 21st January.

Graeme Murty's men go into the winter break in Scotland on something of a high after their spirited performance against Celtic on Saturday saw the Gers come away from Parkhead with a 0-0 draw - with many feeling that they were the team that were more likely to bag the victory.

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