By Alex Stevens

Rangers are in talks to sign out-of-contract striker James Vaughan, according to a report.

The Sun claims the former Everton spearhead is in negotiations to become the latest player to make the move from England to Ibrox.

But it is said that Vaughan, 27, would prefer to remain in England after leaving Huddersfield in the close season.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has made five signings this summer, snapping up midfielders Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Josh Windass and Matt Crooks, as well as defender Clint Hill.

Each of the quintet has transferred from an English club, with headline signing Barton moving from newly-promoted Burnley, while Rossiter has signed from Liverpool.

Vaughan is contracted to Birmingham until the summer of 2017 after the Championship triggered the option to buy the striker following the end of his six-month loan spell at St Andrews.

Nevertheless, it is by no means certain that the former Premier League striker will be at the Blues next season amid growing interest from Rangers.

The future of Vaughan, whose three-year Huddersfield deal is due to expire at the end of June before he joins Birmingham, is up in the air.

He spent the 2015-16 on the fringes of the Birmingham team, making 20 appearances and failing to score a single goal.

But Vaughan has pedigree, evident from his Huddersfield record of 33 goals in 95 matches, as well as his nine goals from 61 Everton games.

He has also made four appearances for England Under-21s.

In other Rangers news, the club are closing in on the signing of a Premier League star.