Rangers to submit seven-figure bid for Championship midfielder - report
By Derek Smithson
Rangers will launch a fresh bid for Norwich midfielder Graham Dorrans in the next 48 hours, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim that the Gers had an initial £700,000 offer turned down by the Championship club, but a new improved bid is imminent.
It is understood that the Scottish giants will launch a £1.2million move for the central midfielder and are confident it will be enough to complete the deal.
Pedro Caixinha has been extremely busy in the transfer window so far and is looking to remould his squad ahead of next season.
Bruno Alves, Ryan Jack, Dalcio and Fabio Cardoso have already completed permanent moves to Ibrox, with several more arrivals in the pipeline.
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Dorrans has emerged as a major target for Rangers this summer and will launch a second move to get a deal over the line.
The 30-year-old is an experienced player that has spent most of his career in England, but began at Scottish side Livingston as a youngster.
He made 24 appearances last season for Norwich due to injuries, but still managed six goals in return.
Football Insider verdict:
Rangers are bringing in a whole host of players this summer and Dorrans could arguably be the pick of the bunch if he arrives. The Gers really lacked a goal threat from midfield for much of last season and need players from all over the pitch to be chipping in. Dorrans would certainly be able to do that and has a good tendency to be in the right place at the right time. The 30-year-old has proven himself in both the Championship and Premier League during his career so far, but is yet to win a piece of silverware. He should be tempted by a move in Ibrox to end that run and could definitely cement a position in the starting line-up.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are second favourites to re-sign a top-flight midfielder.