Rangers' Bruno Alves reportedly set for Serie A return

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Rangers centre-back arrived at Ibrox during last summer's transfer window, but could find opportunities limited under Steven Gerrard.

Bruno Alves of Rangers attempts an overhead kick during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Falkirk at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers defender Bruno Alves is again being linked with a move away from Ibrox.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports Alves 'will soon arrive at Parma' in a move that will see the Portuguese return to Italian football a year after leaving Cagliari for Rangers.

The Gers have already strengthened their central defensive options with the signings of Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic this summer.

Brighton's English defender Connor Goldson (L) vies with Chelsea's Italian defender Davide Zappacosta during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and...

And that could open the door for Alves to depart a year before his Ibrox deal is due to expire.

The Daily Record reported last month that Rangers had blocked the 36-year-old's move to Vitoria Guimaraes, with the Portuguese side hoping the Gers would pay up his contract, enabling themselves to offer lower wages.

Portugal's defender Bruno Alves attends a press conference at the team's base in Kratovo, outside Moscow, on June 28, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by...

Alves, who was part of Portugal's squad for this summer's World Cup, is said to earn £28,000 a week at Ibrox - at least four times more than any Vitoria player.

Parma, however, may stand a better chance of funding Alves's transfer, having secured their return to Serie A three years after their relegation to Serie D.

Should Rangers allow Alves to leave?

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