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31st Aug, 2017 | 4:10pm

Rangers offer first team player in part-exchange for attacker as stunning swap on the cards - report

By Abigail Withey

Rangers have reignited their pursuit of Hearts midfielder Jamie Walker and hope to seal a deal by offering a swap for one of their players, according to a recent report.

The Scotsman has revealed that the Glaswegian side have made a fresh attempt to secure the 24-year-old by offering a cash sum in addition to handing over a squad member which could be fellow playmaker Jason Holt.

The newspaper claims on their website that talks are ongoing and a deal could be struck before the transfer window slams shut later on Thursday evening.

It is said that Pedro Caixinha will refuse to pay any more than £600,000 for the pacy attacker despite Craig Levein’s £1 million price tag.

This report follows an earlier story from Sky Sports which revealed that Walker was very keen for a move over to the Ibrox, especially with just a year left on his contract and no signs of renewing.

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This final ploy by Rangers could be the straw which breaks the camels back at Hearts. After weeks of back and forth offers and rejections it looked as though the deal was stuck, but offering up Holt with a reduced fee could be just as enticing as the £1 million the Edinburgh-based club are demanding. Holt is one of the better options to offer up as he has been either on the bench or completely missing from the squad for all of Rangers’ opening games of the Premiership. Walker would be a great addition, but if Caixinha can’t land him on Thursday then he will be able to bid again in January as Heart would be likely to lower their valuation in a few months time, or they risk losing him for free nest summer. 

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