By Russell Edge

17th May, 2018 | 10:14am

Report: Rangers on verge of third summer swoop as transfer machine kicks into overdrive

Rangers are on the brink of securing their third signing of the summer transfer window as they close in on securing a permanent deal for Jamie Murphy, according to a report.

The Daily Star claim on their website that the Light Blues are keen on turning the 28-year-old’s loan deal into a permanent one and are on the verge of doing so after his half season at Ibrox, following Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor as the club’s new recruits.

It is said the Gers are kicking up their transfer activity into overdrive with two more lined up, with Jason Cummings another who could see his temporary stay become permanent, while a £600,000 bid for Connor Goldson has reportedly been turned down.

Football Insider verdict

It is all systems go at Ibrox and Mark Allen is certainly earning his wage with the amount of activity he appears to have on the go. The phone will be off the hook in his office but there will be few sympathies for him from the Light Blues faithful, who are desperate to see significant improvements in the senior side after a roller coaster of a campaign. At least Allen knows that the summer cannot possibly go as badly as it did 12 months ago with Pedro Caixinha in charge, although there could still be a few axed in an overhaul ahead of Steven Gerrard’s imminent arrival. The Liverpool boss will be another in constant contact with Allen and together the pair will have identified exactly where needs strengthening and who to target in order to do so. It has been an exciting start for the Gers, and the fans will be hoping it continues in the same vein for the rest of the summer.

In other Rangers transfer news, Allen has revealed exactly who else to expect through the door at Ibrox this summer.

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