By Wayne Veysey

18th Aug, 2017 | 11:34am

Rangers line up swoop for top-flight goal machine at peak of his career - report

By Harry Sykes

Rangers are lining up a swoop for Motherwell striker Louis Moult, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim on their transfer blog on Friday (10.03am) that the Glasgow giants are keeping close tabs on the forward following new developments.

It is said that Moult’s future is in doubt at Rugby Park after he told club chiefs he will not sign the new contract offered.

The Record report this has placed suitors on alert including Rangers and Aberdeen, who have had two bids of up to £400,000 rejected for the front man.

Moult is a player in demand after scoring 18 goals and supplying seven assists from 34 matches in all competitions last season.

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He has begun the new campaign in the same fashion after recovering from groin surgery, with three League Cup encounters yielding two goals.

Motherwell have offered Moult, who is entering his peak years after turning 25 in May, a new contract but he has not signed it and his current deal expires next summer.

Rangers have already make extensive attempts to overhaul their squad in the summer market, with nine new signings already in place and Pedro Caixinha in the market to make at least two more captures.

Kenny Miller was the only Rangers forward to score more than 10 league goals in the 2016-17 campaign, with his haul of 11 paling in comparison with the top men in the Scottish Premiership such as Ross County’s Liam Boyce (23) and Celtic duo Scott Sinclair (21) and Moussa Dembele (17).

In other Rangers transfer news, a 26-year-old in the form of his life is tipped to be the most likely Ibrox departure in the next fortnight.

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