By Richard Parks
Rangers could sign Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur in January, according to a report.
Football Whispers claim that the Scotland international, 30, is firmly in the running to move to Ibrox in the mid-winter window.
McArthur, who joined Palace for £7.5million from Wigan in 2014, is rated only second to Hearts’ Jamie Walker in the list of most likely Rangers arrivals.
Football Whispers, which gathers all transfer rumours across the globe and calculates the likelihood of them happening, rates it 3.2 out of 5 that Hearts wide forward Walker, 24, will join Rangers, with five the highest possible ranking and meaning it is a certainty.
The attacker is ahead in the ratings of McArthur, who is rated at 2.8 to transfer to Ibrox, and Hibernian playmaker John McGinn, who is rated at 2.0.
McArthur has made seven appearances for Premier League bottom club Palace this season, five of which have come in the league.
In total, he has played in 111 matches for the London outfit, scoring 11 goals from his central midfield spot.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club made a last-gasp move to sign a £45,000-a-week striker who would have catapulted them to the league title.