By Wayne Veysey

4th Aug, 2020 | 10:33am

Striker set for Ibrox medical as Rangers close in on new signing - Sources

Rangers are closing in on the signing of Anderlecht striker Kemar Roofe.

The Glasgow giants have held extensive negotiations with Belgian club about landing the 27-year-old on a permanent deal.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that discussions have progressed over the last 48 hours and an agreement between the two clubs is close.

Rangers are ready to offer Roofe a four-year contract to persuade him to return to the UK a year after quitting Leeds United.

The Light Blues are increasingly hopeful the versatile forward could be lured to Ibrox in time to feature in their Scottish Premiership clash against St Mirren on Sunday.

Roofe has been targeted by Rangers amid growing fears Alfredo Morelos is close to leaving the club.

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As revealed by Football Insider last week, the Colombia international is in advanced talks to join Lille in a deal worth £17million.

That would leave Rangers with a massive profit on the striker signed for £1million three years ago.

Roofe is likely to cost around a third of the potential Morelos fee.

He cost Anderlecht £5.5m last summer and an injury-hit debut campaign yielded seven goals in 16 matches.

The West Brom academy product secured a move to Belgium after a stellar 2018-19 season for Leeds in which he netted 15 goals in 34 matches.

Marcelo Bielsa converted the former winger and attacking midfielder into an orthodox spearhead at Elland Road and it paid dividends with the best season of his career.

In other Rangers news, we have exclusive reaction to huge breaking Alfredo Morelos news.