Glasgow Rangers are thought to be interested in signing Slavia Prague’s Simon Deli, according to iSport.

The Czech Republic media outlet are claiming the Light Blues have stepped up their interest in the Ivory Coast international this summer.

Deli currently has a release clause in his contract with Slavia Prague thought to stand at £1.8million, something Rangers could look to exploit.

The 27-year-old made 36 appearances across all competitions last season (Transfermarkt), including the Europa League where he helped the Czech outfit to the quarter-finals.

Deli is thought of highly at his current club, with club president Jaroslav Tvrdik taking to Twitter to publicly call for the Ivorian to remain with them beyond the summer, although that tweet appears to have been deleted since.

“In these hours and days, our football god, Simon Deli, wants to decide whether to accept the offer of Slavia or to go for another challenge,” he wrote.

“Help us convince him to help us return to the Champions League in Eden, and that without him we can no longer imagine Slavia. Please write to him too.”

Rangers have been busy this summer as Steven Gerrard has been extremely active once again in reshaping his squad.

The likes of Joe Aribo, Jordan Jones, Ryan Hastie and Greg Stewart have all arrived so far, whilst the Ibrox boss has already started to reshape his defence, with George Edmundson being added to the mix.

Should Deli also be added to the squad this summer, he would face competition for a place in the starting XI with Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson, as well as the former Oldham Athletic youngster.


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