According to a report from The Scottish Sun, Rangers may seal the deal for Derek McInnes on Thursday despite the fact that talks between the Aberdeen boss and Dons chairman Stewart Milne are yet to reach an agreement.
The Scottish Sun reports that McInnes is keen to leave Pittodrie to fill the hot-seat at Ibrox and spent the day on Wednesday in talks with Milne - who is determined to keep him at Aberdeen.
However, The Scottish Sun adds that the talks were amicable and, while no deal between McInnes and Milne was reached, Rangers could finally be on the verge of getting their man with the Dons likely to be willing to discuss a compensation fee of around £1 million - while McInnes resigning has not been ruled out as a potential option.
It will certainly be pleasing for Rangers that it appears that an end to their search for Pedro Caixinha's successor appears to be in sight - and there may be some Aberdeen fans who will also be somewhat relieved, though disappointed, with the outcome.
McInnes has been linked with the post almost from the moment that Caixinha was axed, and the uncertainty has clearly taken its toll on the 46-year-old and the Dons, who fell to back to back defeats to the Gers in the Scottish Premiership.
But this latest development certainly suggests that, although there is plenty of ground still to cover before Rangers are able to confirm McInnes as their next boss, the Light Blues have received a significant boost with Milne reportedly starting to seem resigned to the fact that his manager wants to be Ibrox bound.