By Harvey Byrne

Rangers are running the rule over forward Joe Dodoo after he was released by Leicester, according to a report.

Scottish broadcasters STV have claimed on their news site that the 21-year-old attacker was shown around Ibrox after travelling to Scotland this week and he has trained with the Rangers squad.

It is claimed Mark Warburton will monitor Dodoo as he closes in on his ninth summer signing.

The youngster’s contract with Leicester expired at the end of June, but he has been offered new terms by the Foxes,

However, Rangers can prise Dofoo from England for compensation fee of just £250,000 due to Fifa rules for players under the age of 24.

The right-winger made one league appearance for Leicester last season, as they stunned the football world to lift the title.

The former England Under-18 international also starred for Claudio Ranieri’s side in the Capital One Cup, which included a hat-trick against Bury, the club he would later join on a one-month loan deal.

Manager Mark Warburton is in the market for a striker after already making eight signings this summer, and has been linked with the likes of Dundee’s versatile forward Greg Stewart as well as on-fire Wigan striker Will Grigg.

Rangers have just Martyn Waghorn and Kenny Miller as recognised first-team strikers, while 19-year-old prospect Ryan Hardie could be sent out on-loan for the second successive season if Warburton brings in a striker.

In other Rangers news, Mark Warburton has paid tribute to the “passionate” Ibrox support.