According to Sport24, Rangers are interested in signing former Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Daler Kuzyaev this summer.
It’s claimed that Rangers viewed Kuzyaev as a potential recruit, but no firm move has materialised to date.
Kuzyaev’s contract at Zenit expired at the end of July, meaning Rangers could sign him as a free agent.
Besiktas and Alaves are keen on Kuzyaev too, but there’s some confusion given that The Herald claim Rangers have denied the interest.
Rangers claim they’re not pursuing Kuzyaev as things stand, meaning fans may be a little confused by the conflicting reports.
Kuzyaev, 27, played 28 games for Zenit last season, registering one goal and two assists for the Russian giants.
The Russian is a technically sound, defensively solid and hard-working player who gets around the pitch well, playing either as a holding midfielder, central midfielder or even out wide.
Rangers do need to find an anchor man in midfield, and Kuzyaev fits the bill, especially for free – but it seems that Steven Gerrard and co simply aren’t looking in his direction right now.