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Fashion Sakala has started following a number of Rangers players on Instagram amid claims that the Oostende striker is on his way to Ibrox. 

In a world where fans will happily track flight records to discover the potential whereabouts of their new marquee signing, social media activity is less a trail of breadcrumbs and more a stalker’s dream. 

After Het Nieuwsblad reported that Sakala had turned down a money-spinning move to the Middle East in favour of Steven Gerrard’s Scottish Premiership champions, the 24-year-old forward might just have given the game away on his official Instagram account. 

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In recent days, Sakala has followed Borna Barisic, Allan McGregor, Joe Aribo, Kemar Roofe, Glen Kamara, James Tavernier and Bongani Zungu on Instagram.  

Of course, there is no way to be sure if Sakala himself runs the account – or whether he leaves this to a social media manager of some sort.

But, either way, this feels like the smoke that precedes the fire. 

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The Zambia international is out of contract this summer and, after scoring 13 goals in 28 Jupiler League matches, Rangers are not the only side keeping a close eye on things. 

Sakala, a former Spartak Moscow forward, has been linked with the likes of West Ham and Newcastle United, not to mention Ligue 1 leaders Lille. 

But with the legendary Gerrard at the helm these days, Rangers can boast the sort of pulling power usually reserved for clubs south of the border. 

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