Rangers have set their sights on potentially signing Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin this summer, Football Insider understands.

The Glasgow giants have turned their attention to the Scotland international to bolster their shot-stopper ranks.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club regard McLaughlin as capable of providing cover and competition for No1 Allan McGregor and eventually replacing him.

Sunderland remain hopeful they will be able to convince McLaughlin to extend his two-year stay on Wearside.

The Black Cats have offered him new terms along with Chris Maguire and Tom Flanagan.

Rangers are in the market for a new senior goalkeeper after releasing Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick at the end of last month.

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Foderingham, 29, had been number two for each of the last two seasons, which Alnwick had spent on loan in England at Blackpool and Scunthorpe United.

In a new twist, Football Insider exclusively revealed earlier today that Alnwick was in advanced talks to join St Mirren, and the signing was then announced this evening.

He has been offered a two-year deal by the Paisley club after Craig Gordon opted against joining them this summer.

McLaughlin made 31 league starts among 35 appearances in all competitions for Sunderland in the recently-terminated campaign.

A two-times Scotland international, he has also played for Hearts as well as had lengthy spells at Burton Albion and Bradford City.

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