Rangers could sign Crystal Palace matchwinner James McArthur in January, according to Football Whispers.

The football site claim that the Scotland international, 30, is the second most likely player to move to the Glasgow giants in the January transfer window as they seek reinforcements.

Football Whispers, which gathers all transfer rumours across the globe and calculates the likelihood of them happening, rates it 3.1 out of 5 that Hearts wide forward Jamie 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 2.6 to transfer to Ibrox, and Motherwell striker Louis Moult, who is rated at 2.5.

McArthur has been a regular for most of the last three years at Palace since joining for £7.9million from Wigan in 2014.

The 32-times Scotland international has made 13 Premier League appearances this season, of which eight have been starts.

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He was the matchwinner for Roy Hodgson’s team last night (Tuesday) when he came off the substitute’s bench to score the winner in their 2-1 win against Watford at Selhurst Park.

The Scot has made 109 appearances for Palace, scoring 13 goals from his central midfield spot, including crucial goals to earn the team points against Watford and Everton in recent weeks.