RANGERS were last night being linked with a loan deal for Jermain Defoe.
The England internationalist was one of the first names to be mentioned as a transfer target following the appointment of Steven Gerrard as manager in May.
Although under contract with Bournemouth, he will turn 36 in three months and is set to be farmed out to allow him to play regular first-team football.
While it had been thought wages would knock out the possibility of a switch to Ibrox, it is again being tipped to happen, possibly as early as this week.
Were it to go through, Defoe would be very much the marquee signing Rangers have been hoping for.
While Gerrard has been very active in the market, tying up eight new players, none, so far, have been household names.