By Saikat Mandal

26th Jun, 2022 | 6:46pm

Rangers not keen on Tom Lawrence, remain on trail of Antonio Colak

Rangers are not keen to sign Tom Lawrence, according to a report from The Daily Record.

The Scottish newspaper wrote on their website on 26 June that the former Derby County player, who is available on a free transfer, is not on Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s wish list.

The Daily Mail reported on 26 June that West Brom are leading the race for his signature, while Rangers and Sheffield United have been credited with an interest.

The Daily Record also add that the Bears “remain on the trail” of Antonio Colak.

The Croatian striker looks set to leave parent club PAOK after the Greek club have identified Senegalese striker Keita Balde Diao as a transfer target.

Need for a striker

The Gers need to sign a striker this summer, irrespective of whether Alfredo Morelos stays or leaves.

The Colombian striker has a contract at the club until the end of the season, and doubts remain whether he will sign a new deal at the club.

Even if he does, Rangers need another striker to bolster that department, although Kemar Roofe remains another solid option for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

However, it seems Lawrence is not an option for the Gers. The Rams have failed to convince the 28-year-old to stay on at the club, and he will leave as a free agent when his contract expires on June 30.

It looks like Gers could be serious about Colak who scored against Rangers whilst on loan at Malmo. If PAOK can land Diao, then it could pave the way for Colak to move to Ibrox.

In any case, the Gers must find a solution quickly. It has been a slow start to the summer transfer window, but now the urgency is required.

In other Rangers news, Kenny Miller thinks Aribo should head to this destination if he decides to leave Ibrox this summer.