Rangers have been joined in the hunt to sign Hamilton midfielder Greg Docherty after holding initial talks about a potential January swoop, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that a trio of clubs have entered the race for Docherty, 21, with Swansea, Cardiff and Millwall all weighing up a move for the midfield powerhouse this month.
It is understood that Docherty is keen on a move to Ibrox and that Hamilton are looking for a fee worth around £600,000.
The report adds that now Rangers have competition for the Scotland Under-21 international, they have been alerted to the danger of missing out on him if a bidding war opens up.
Graeme Murty confirmed on Saturday that an approach has been made for Docherty, who has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Hamilton this season, scoring three goals and supplying six assists in the process.
Football Insider verdict
Rangers still need to add extra depth to their midfield so making a move for Docherty would be a very good idea. However the financial pull of clubs down south should definitely be something to concern Mark Allen and Murty, as they run the risk of missing out on the highly-rated midfielder if they wait too long. £600,000 is not a lot of money in the world of football, but it may be to Rangers, who have found it hard to put together funds since Pedro Caixinha’s mass overhaul in the summer. However the sale of Carlos Pena and maybe one or two others could potentially fund a swoop for Docherty.