By Will Butcher
Rangers hotshot Martyn Waghorn has been lined up as Jonathan Kodjia’s potential replacement if he leaves Bristol City, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that if Kodija does leave Villa Park before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline, former Leicester hitman Waghorn could be the man to replace him.
It is said that the Ashton Gate side have placed Waghorn on a list of possibilities to help rebuild their attack should a sale go through.
BBC Sport’s Midlands correspondent Pat Murphy claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning that Villa were close to signing Kodija for £15million.
The Robins are believed to have a list of potential replacements, with Waghorn being just one name on Lee Johnson’s striker shortlist.
The former Wigan striker had a brilliant debut campaign after penning a three-year deal at Ibrox last summer, scoring 28 goals in 36 matches in all competitions.
The 26-year-old has also started the 2016-17 campaign on fire, with five goals in Rangers’ opening four matches, including four in three League Cup matches.
However, injury has momentarily curtailed his season after he pulled up with a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw against Hamilton earlier this month.
Rangers could be more flexible on their stance over Waghorn, after bringing in Joe Garner from Preston for around £1.5million.
They could also demand as substantial fee as he has two years remaining on his contract.
In other Rangers transfer news, this Leeds midfielder could be heading to Ibrox before Wednesday’s summer deadline.