Rangers are being linked with a move to sign in-form Polish striker Jakub Swierczok, according to Polish outlet newonce.sport.
It is claimed that the Gers could snap up with the 27-year-old for as little as £454k in the summer.
Swierczok is currently on loan at Piast Gliwice from Ludogorets and the Polish club do have the opportunity to sign him permanently as part of the deal.
The striker has scored five goals in all competitions this season, including one in the Europa League qualifying stage.
Could departures be in the offing?
On one hand, the links to Swierczok certainly make sense. The 27-year-old is enjoying a fine run of form after scoring 11 times in all competitions for Ludogorets last season, as well as his five goals this time around.
Valued at £2.16million by Transfermarkt, if Rangers can secure a deal for less than a quarter of that price – as the report suggests – it would surely represent good business from the Scottish Premiership leaders.
However, Steven Gerrard currently has a wealth of attacking options in the form of Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe and Cedric Itten. Not to mention Kemar Roofe, who has played both centrally and out wide this season.
At 38, it is clear that Defoe is entering the final stages of his career, but it is not yet known what the striker’s plans are beyond this season.
Given his age, it’s not unlikely that the former England international is the next striker to leave Ibrox and any potential move for Swierczok could be done with that in mind.