With only four games to go in the Scottish Premiership season, Rangers are already putting their plans in place ahead of the summer transfer window.
And the report also adds that Allen is keen to bring in two new centre-backs this summer, after the departures of Danny Wilson and David Bates (below) to Colorado Rapids and Hamburg respectively.
But will John Souttar be one of the names on his list? In the eyes of Rangers fans, the 21-year-old is definitely a player the Glasgow giants should be making a move for this summer.
Souttar has been one of the most highly-rated young defenders in Scotland ever since he made his debut for Dundee United just three months after his 16th birthday back in 2013.
Five years on, he continues to impress with Hearts these days and is rated very highly at Tynecastle. The Daily Star (29 December, page 48) claimed that Derby County were interested in a player who would cost in excess of £1 million.
But after impressing in Hearts’ 2-1 defeat at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon, should Rangers consider making a move for Souttar this summer?
A rate John Souttar like. Good prospect. Always looked the better defender for them when I’ve seen hearts— Dean Brett (@DeanBrett62) April 22, 2018
I wouldn’t mind seeing John Souttar in a Rangers top next season. Decent young Scottish talent. Good on the ball.— Clint Hill Billy (@clint_hilly) April 22, 2018
Better than what is there just now....absolutely no confidence - and it shows— Knock Back (@Ayrshireblue04) April 22, 2018
Big Souttar looks a player, I wouldn't be disappointed to see him at cb next season— Gav (@TheSGG88) April 22, 2018
I'd say compared to what we have just now mate he's certainly a step up, big strong boy can spray a pass and hard in a tackle. Much better than that boy Celtic got from Dundee— Gav (@TheSGG88) April 22, 2018
Souttar is a player I'd have in a heartbeat. Even in his Dundee utd days I Was raging we never signed him.— JustMunz ❌ (@_IamMunz_) April 22, 2018
We better be trying to get John Souttar as one of our new CB’s next year.— Andrew Wilson (@AndrewGWilson1) April 22, 2018
Jordan Jones, Oli McBurnie, James McArthur, Steven Davis, Christophe Berra, John Souttar, Youssouf Mulumbu, Trevor Carson, Allan Campbell.— Hall (@1872_Hall) April 16, 2018
Targets for the summer.