By Wayne Veysey

11th Aug, 2017 | 4:37pm

Midfield kingpin most likely to be next Rangers signing - Football Whispers

By Harry Sykes

Midfielder Kenny McLean is the most likely to be the next Rangers signing in the summer transfer window, according to a report.

Sky Sports’ transfer section regularly plugs its Football Whispers section, which claimed on Friday afternoon that the Scotland international, 25, is the likeliest Ibrox arrival in the next three weeks.

Rangers have already massively revamped their squad this summer, with nine new players already signed, most of them from overseas.

It has been reported in recent weeks that Rangers are pushing hard to sign central midfielder McLean from their Scottish Premiership rivals following their encouraging start to the season.

Pedro Caixinha’s side opened their league campaign with a 2-1 win against Motherwell at Fir Park last weekend and then annihilated Dunfermline 6-0 in the Scottish League Cup in midweek.

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Football Whispers, which gathers all transfer rumours across the globe and calculates the likelihood of them happening, rates it 2.1 out of 5 that McLean will join Rangers, with five the highest possible ranking and meaning it is a certainty.

The attacker is ahead in the ratings of Manchester United central midfielder Matthew Willock, who has a rating of 2.0, and former Arsenal centre-back Johan Djourou, who is rated at 1.6 to transfer to Ibrox this summer.

Football Insider verdict:

After the huge influx of foreign imports, it is clear Caixinha is now focusing on signing proven Scottish Premiership performers. About time, too. There is a real hit-or-miss feel about Rangers’ summer shopping and they need to land a few more players who have showed they can deliver in the top flight. Like another strong target Jamie Walker, McLean will be able to hit the ground running in a way most of the signings to date will struggle to match. Push those deals over the line, and the club are on the right track.

In other Rangers news, the club are eyeing a swoop for a top-flight duo and have already tabled one major bid.

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