By Andrew Maddox

2nd Jul, 2022 | 10:30am

Rangers move for Antonio Colak delayed as club chase new signings before preseason

Rangers are chasing signings ahead of the pre-season trip to Portugal, but one move has hit a “snag”, according to The Scottish Sun.

The club have been chasing a move for striker Antonio Colak for some time and looked to have landed their target with terms said to be agreed with club and player.

However, the Scottish Sun now claim that PAOK will not sanction the move until they source a replacement for him.

The report claims that the Bears are “anxious” to bring new faces in before they jet out to their Algarve training camp next week.

Colak is their main target after impressing on loan at Malmo in 2021, hitting 14 goals in 26 league games and scoring a brace against Rangers in a Champions League qualifier.

Rangers need to get a move on

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will surely be as frustrated with this summer’s slow recruitment so far as the fans, given the shortened time frame they have.

The 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season starts earlier this year, with Rangers kicking off their season away to Livingston on 30 July.

This gives the club exactly four weeks to make signings before the start of the new campaign.

Rangers have made just one major new addition so far this summer, bringing in defender John Souttar on a free transfer from Hearts.

Rumours are starting to fly out of Ibrox at last, linking Rangers with moves for James McAtee and Israeli starlet Oscar Gloukh, but nothing official has happened yet.

The club were left disappointed by high-profile January arrivals Amad Diallo and Aaron Ramsey, so they are likely looking for more unknown players.

While these arrivals are naturally less exciting, it should not unduly worry fans as this is where some of the club’s best business has been done in recent years.

However, Rangers need to get a move on if they want to be ready for the new season.

In other Rangers news, former hero Barry Ferguson has told the club to do what they can to prevent stars from leaving this summer.