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Rangers given answer by MLS star as winger search hots up- report

By Amir Mir

Rangers are set to miss out on former Premier League star, Niko Kranjcar, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim that the 31-year-old’s plans to move to the Ibrox stadium have been hampered by his actress girlfriend, Zrinka Cvitesic, who does not wish to move to Scotland.

The former Tottenham and Portsmouth attacker has attracted interest from the newly-promoted Scottish Premiership side and will be looking to follow in the footsteps of his former Queens Park Rangers team-mate Joey Barton.

Kranjcar moved to the States from Dynamo Kiev in March, but his contract expired on 28 May, which put the Scottish club on alert to sign him on a free transfer shortly beforehand.

However, reports in Croatia, as cited by the Daily Record, claim that the midfielder’s girlfriend, who is pursuing a career in Broadway, does not wish to make this move.

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The Croatian International has a vast amount of experience having played over 100 Premier League games for Tottenham, Portsmouth and QPR and earned 81 international caps.

The free agent would bring creativity and goals to the Rangers midfield as they make a return to the top flight of Scottish Football.

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