Rangers double raid: Gerrard reportedly targets Jermain Defoe and Lucas Leiva

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are reportedly looking to lure Jermain Defoe and Lucas Leiva to Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are lining up a double swoop to reunite manager Steven Gerrard with Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe and Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva.

The Gers tied up their second signing of the summer on Wednesday evening, as goalkeeper Allan McGregor re-joined the club from Hull City, penning a two-year deal six years after leaving Ibrox.

After landing Scott Arfield from Burnley earlier this week, Rangers are making strides with their summer transfer plans, and now two big names could be lined up for Ibrox moves.

Ethan Ampudu of Chelsea and Jermain Defoe of AFC Bournemouth' during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 20, 2017 in...

The Scottish Sun report that Gerrard wants to reunite with two of his former teammates, with Jermain Defoe and Lucas Leiva both being targeted for shock moves to Glasgow.

Defoe, 35, was prolific with Sunderland having hit 37 goals in 93 games before re-joining Bournemouth last summer, but the striker managed just four goals in 24 outings for the Cherries this season.

Having played with Gerrard for England, Defoe may be tempted to reunite at Ibrox, and it's claimed that Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe may be willing to let Defoe leave on loan, most likely as Rangers can't take on his £65,000-a-week wages.

Lucas Leiva of SS Lazio in action during the serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 18, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

Meanwhile, Brazilian Lucas played in the heart of the Liverpool midfield with Gerrard, and only left the Reds last summer in order to move to Italy with Lazio.

The 31-year-old is now thought to be interested in reuniting with Gerrard at Ibrox, but with Lazio reluctant to sell, it may be difficult for Rangers to secure his signature this summer.

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