By Wayne Veysey

15th Dec, 2017 | 12:30pm

Confirmed: Rangers hold extensive transfer talks ahead of January window

Graeme Murty has revealed that Rangers have held extensive talks about signing new players next month.

Speaking at his weekly media briefing on Friday, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account, the interim manager explained that the club intend to do business in the forthcoming January window.

Murty explained that Rangers officials have “spoken about lots of different players internally” as director of football Mark Allen leads the search for new talent.

But the 43-year-old stopped short of talking about individual players, or where his team might look to strengthen.

Football Insider verdict:

On the back of a four-match winning streak that has restored some pride among supporters following the wretched reign of Pedro Caixinha and the managerial pursuit that ended in farce when Derek McInnes rejected the chance to succeed the Portugese, fans will be heartened that the club intend to do some serious business next month. There is little trust that the Dave King regime will recruit players good enough to keep the Light Blues in hot pursuit of Celtic, but at least there appears a willingness to bring in new blood. Rangers are on a roll under Murty, but anyone with eyes can see the chasm in quality between his team and that assembled by Brendan Rodgers on the other side of Glasgow. For Rangers to genuinely become challengers again, they need better players. Over to you, Allen, King and company.

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In other Rangers transfer news, Mark Allen has green lighted a big-money January swoop for a midfield goal machine who is at a Premier League club.

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