Is Rangers’ reported second bid for Kyle Lafferty doomed to fail?

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers is tackled by Zeljko Filipovic and Dejan Mezga of NK Maribor during the UEFA Europa League play off match between Rangers and Maribor, at Ibrox Stadium on August...

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reportedly wants former Gers striker Kyle Lafferty at Ibrox.

6th May 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Kyle Lafferty celebrates his goal for 1-0 in the 18th minute

Rangers will have to pay closer to £1 million if they want to bring Kyle Lafferty to Ibrox from Heart of Midlothian, according to The Daily Record.

Ibrox club Rangers want to sign Hearts forward Lafferty in the summer transfer window, according to the report.

It has also been claimed that the Gers’ initial offer of £200,000 for the 30-year-old forward has been turned down by Hearts, who reportedly view the bid as “an insult and disrespectful”.

According to The Daily Record, Rangers’ second bid for the former Gers striker this week will not be more than £300,000, but Hearts are claimed to want close to £1m.

Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off first leg between Northern Ireland and Switzerland at Windsor Park on November 9, 2017 in Belfast,...

Doomed to fail?

If Hearts want close to £1m for Lafferty, then it is hard to see how Rangers could persuade their Scottish Premiership rivals with a bid of £300,000 or less.

According to The Daily Record, the former Norwich City forward is keen on a return to Rangers where he was from 2008 until 2012, but if Hearts are determined to keep the former Sion forward, then there is nothing the Gers can do.

Kyle Lafferty (L) of Northern Ireland sees his effort go narrowly wide during the international friendly football match between Northern Ireland and New Zealand at Windsor Park on June 2,...

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