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Scottish clubs Glasgow Rangers and Hearts are said to be interested in taking Leicester City starlet Hamza Choudhury north of the border, according to HITC.

The midfielder is very highly thought of at the King Power Stadium, has spent much of the previous two seasons out on loan at local side Burton Albion and he could be ready to step up his development.

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has already made a raft of additions to his squad but their Europa League defeat at the hands of Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn shows that his side still need more strengthening if they are going to compete for the Scottish Premiership in the upcoming campaign.

Choudhury has made 28 appearances in all competitions at the Pirelli Stadium and was a significant part of the Brewers’ promotion to the Championship two years ago. It is now thought that he needs to move up a level to aid his progression.

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There are said to be no shortage of English clubs looking to take the 19-year-old on loan but Rangers are hoping the Scottish Premiership is seen as the place where he can develop faster.

Rangers have the unenviable challenge of closing the gap on Scottish champions Celtic in 2017-18, with their Glasgow rivals finishing 39 points ahead of the Gers last season.

Caixinha has looked to overhaul his squad this summer but the Ibrox outfit are still expected to add another player or two before the transfer window closes.

Choudhury has come through the ranks at the Foxes but is yet to make his debut in the first team at the King Power Stadium and is expected to be sent out to gain more experience with Scotland possibly being one place for him.

Rangers will hope that loan additions from English teams can help to add quality to their ranks, with Jon Toral and Emerson Hyndman spending time at Ibrox in similar deals last season.

Midfield is an area that Caixinha has already bolstered this summer, with Carlos Pena, Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack added to the Gers’ options in the centre of the park.

However, the addition of Choudhury could provide Rangers with invention and quality in the final third as the Glasgow giants look to get back to former glories.