EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Rangers forward Josh Windass is closing in on a £2million deadline-day move to Wigan Athletic despite Steven Gerrard’s reservations, Football Insider sources understands.

Wigan are looking to bolster their attacking options before the close of the transfer window and have made a late swoop for Windass.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in signing Windass this summer but a well-placed source told Football Insider that Wigan have agreed a fee of £2million with Rangers for the versatile attacker.

Windass scored 18 goals for Rangers last season in all competitions and his form has brought him to the attention of a number of clubs in England.

Rangers tied down Windass to a new contract in February after they fended off interest from several sides during the January transfer window.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants to keep Windass as he looks to build a side capable of challenging Celtic this season, but a deal would see the Ibrox outfit make a tidy profit having signed Windass on a pre-contract from Accrington.

In other Rangers news, a Mark Warburton signing has also jetted out for a medical ahead of a last-gasp transfer as blizzard of exits continue.