By Wayne Veysey

3rd Sep, 2017 | 4:31pm

Rangers launched last-ditch midfielder swap bid - report

By Harry Sykes

Rangers failed in a late-window bid to sign Hearts midfielder Jamie Walker after offering Jason Holt in part-exchange, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim that the Glasgow giants reignited their summer-long pursuit of Walker, 24, on deadline day after having two previous offers rejected.

Rangers attempted to smooth the way for a deal with Hearts by offering a cash sum in addition to handing over Holt.

It is said that this came after Ibrox manager Pedro Caixinha refused to pay any more than £600,000 for the £1million-vauled winger.

The Scottish Sun report that Walker is very keen for a move over to Rangers and has no plans on extending his Hearts contract, which expires next summer.

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He could join as a free agent next summer or, alternatively, sign for a cheaper fee in the January window.

Walker is a player in demand after scoring 15 goals and providing seven assists from 43 matches for Hearts in all competitions last season.

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.

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