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Daniel Johnston bid considered by Rangers as Steven Gerrard searches for midfield signing

Our sister paper The Daily Mirror reported earlier that Rangers had bid £2m for Preston midfielder Daniel Johnson.

Our man Scott Burns has been on the case and discovered that an offer is yet to be made but there is interest from Ibrox.

Rangers are considering a £2 million move for Preston midfielder Daniel Johnson.

Manager Steven Gerrard has admitted it is a priority to strengthen his Ibrox engine room over the coming weeks.

Preston’s Johnson is one of a number of options that director of football Ross Wilson and his scouting network are looking at closely.

The 27-year-old is out of contract and looks set to leave after five years at Deepdale.

The Jamaican-born star, who has still to represent his country despite a call-up last year, came through the ranks at Aston Villa but spent most of his time there out on-loan at the likes of Yeovil, Chesterfield and Oldham Athletic.

Wilson and his team have put forward an extensive list of midfielders for Gerrard to consider and are working on a number of targets behind the scenes.

The Ibrox talent-spotting team have looked closely at more than 100 targets for each position and that has been a big part in their success this summer, bringing in the likes of Leon Balogun, Ianis Hagi, Jon McLaughlin, Calvin Bassey, Omar Roofe and Cedric Itten.

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