By Danny Wright

17th Apr, 2018 | 8:54am

Rangers face transfer battle with league leaders in hunt for highly regarded enforcer - report

Rangers are facing a transfer battle if they want to sign Rotherham midfielder Will Vaulks in the summer, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claims that the Light Blues are interested in snapping up Vaulks, 24, with him due to enter the final year of his contract at the Yorkshire club.

It is understood that Sheffield United and League One leaders Wigan are also closely monitoring the former Falkirk enforcer, who has played in the defensive midfield and centre-back positions this season for Rotherham.

The report adds that Rangers are looking to improve their midfield options in the summer, but will have to do so on a tight budget.

Vaulks is said to be highly regarded at the New York Stadium and may fit the Gers’ budget for the upcoming transfer window.

He has made 44 appearances in all competitions for Rotherham this season, scoring five goals and supplying five assist in the process.

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Football Insider verdict

Rangers definitely need a reshuffle in the summer and Vaulks would be a very good addition for them in the midfield. It’s a position that Mark Allen has stocked well at Ibrox, but improvements should always be welcome no matter what. Vaulks is a lot better than most of Graeme Murty’s current options and as he will be in the last year of his contract, he could be available on the cheap. Rangers have to hope that Rotherham are not promoted though as that will definitely bump up his price. Sheffield United are a major threat in the race to sign him though as they have performed well in the Championship this season under Chris Wilder.

In other Rangers news, a new name is in contention for the Light Blues job with this English club manager now second-favourite.

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