Report: Rangers plotting move to lure Matty Taylor to Ibrox, face competition from Wolves

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers reportedly want to bring Matty Taylor to Ibrox in January.

Matty Taylor of Bristol Rovers celebrates at the end of the matchMatty Taylor of Bristol Rovers celebrates

According to The Mirror, Rangers are hoping to lure Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor to Ibrox – but face competition from four Championship clubs.

Taylor, 26, has been a star for Bristol Rovers ever since joining the club in the summer of 2014. In his first season with the Pirates, he smashed 20 goals to fire Darrell Clarke's side to promotion to League Two, and then hammered 28 goals last season to make it two promotions in a row.

The striker could have left Rovers over the summer when his contract expired, but chose to stay at the Memorial Stadium – and he has continued his stunning scoring form for the club by hitting 15 goals in just 23 games.

Unsurprisingly, Taylor's exploits are now triggering major interest ahead of the January transfer window, with The Mirror claiming that Rangers want to bring Taylor to Glasgow.

Oxford's Jake Wright and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in actionOxford's Jake Wright and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in action

The Gers snapped up Joe Garner from Preston over the summer, but his hot-and-cold start to life at Ibrox – coupled with speculation surrounding Martyn Waghorn's future at Ibrox – means that manager Mark Warburton may choose to bring in a new striker in January.

However, Rangers may not be alone in the chase for Taylor though, as the report claims that four Championship clubs are also keen to land the striker once the January transfer window opens.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Brighton and Hove Albion, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Wolverhampton Wanderers are all credited with an interest in signing Taylor, as Bristol Rovers prepare to fend off interest for their star man in January.

Since the reports emerged, Rovers chairman Steve Hamer has told the Bristol Post that selling Taylor is the last thing the club want to do, but if a good offer was on the table, they would have to consider it, meaning any of the interested teams may have to cough up big money to sign the prolific striker.

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