By Danny Wright

5th Sep, 2017 | 12:20pm

Rangers line up potential January swoop for striker in blistering goalscoring form - report

By Danny Wright

Rangers are still keeping close tabs on Motherwell striker Louis Moult and could make a move for him when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that the Light Blues could be set for a battle with Hibernian to land Moult, 25, after he was the subject of a bid from Aberdeen during the summer.

It is understood that neither Rangers or Hibs are willing to meet Motherwell’s valuation of the forward, but he can be signed on a pre-contract deal in January when he enters the final few months of his current deal at Fir Park.

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson revealed in August that the English hitman had turned down the chance to sign a new contract.

The report adds that Moult is also attracting attention from south of the border with English Championship clubs Millwall and Brentford casting their rule over the ex-Stoke man, as well as League One side Blackburn.

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Moult has been in blistering goalscoring form for Motherwell over the course of the last year.

Last season, the striker scored 18 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions and has begun the new campaign on a similar note by finding the net four times in eight games.

Football Insider Verdict

Moult’s goalscoring record for Motherwell is very impressive and it’s clear why he is attracting attention from teams at the top end of the Scottish Premiership table. Only Liam Boyce, Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele scored more league goals than Moult last term, which shows that he is the kind of striker that the Light Blues really need. Alfredo Morelos looks like he was quite the capture for Pedro Caixinha but with an aging Kenny Miller still playing every week, Moult could be a ready-made replacement. Waiting until January is a wise move. With just months left on his contract he will be a lot cheaper to sign.

In other Rangers news, a manager has spoken of how a Gers player he signed arrived unfit and out of shape.

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