By Harry Sykes
Rangers are planning a summer move to sign Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim the Ibrox giants are closely monitoring the central midfielder, 25, as they look to strengthen their squad in the forthcoming window.
It is said that manager Pedro Caixinha has placed McLean on a shortlist of key summer transfer targets and is keen to make an official approach to Aberdeen at the end of the season.
The Scottish Sun report that it would take a hefty seven-figure sum to prise McLean from Pittodrie, where he still has another year to run on his contract.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes regards the Scotland international as one of the key players in his side and will move to tie him down to an extended deal.
There could also be interest from English teams in McLean, who has made a huge impression at Aberdeen since signing from St Mirren in the summer of 2015 in a cut-price deal costing less than £200,000.
The Dons have nailed down second place in the league ahead of Rangers and have also secured a place in the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic at Hampden on 27 May.
It has been reported that Aberdeen skipper Ryan Jack and Norwich star Graham Dorrans are other players that Caixinha is interested in signing.