Report: Rangers considering Steven Naismith move, Hearts make contact

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.

Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers and Heart of Midlothian are reportedly interested in former Gers star Steven Naismith.

Steven Naismith of Norwich City attempts a shot during the Pre Season Friendly match between Charlton Athletic and Norwich City at The Valley on July 25, 2017 in London, England.

Steven Naismith was on the books of Rangers from 2007 until 2012 and recently spoke of his desire to return to Ibrox.

Naismith told The Daily Mail in December 2017 that returning to Rangers in the January transfer window would appeal to him, with The Scottish Sun recently claiming that the Norwich City attacker is ready to play for the Gers for free until the end of the season.

Steven Naismith of Norwich City is tackled by Albert Adomah of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on April 1, 2017 in...

According to Sky Sports, Rangers are considering a move for the Scotland international, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a forward.

However, it has also been reported that the Gers’ Scottish Premier League rivals, Heart of Midlothian, have made contact with Norwich in the Championship in England over the availability of the former Kilmarnock star.

Steven Naismith of Scotland celebrates after he scores during the International Challenge Match between Scotland and Canada at Easter Road on March 22, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It has been reported that Hearts, who are fifth in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment, are close to matching the valuation of the former Rangers star, who has struggled for playing time at Rangers

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