By Pranav Shahaney

3rd Jul, 2022 | 9:10am

PAOK line up Khaled Narey as replacement with Antonio Colak on cusp of Rangers switch

PAOK are reportedly preparing for life without Rangers target Antonio Colak as they have lined up Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Khaled Narey as a potential replacement.

According to the July 3 edition of the Sunday Post, the 27-year-old will cost roughly the same amount as they’re looking to receive from the 55-time SPFL champions for Colak.

It’s understood that the Greek side are still holding out for £2.5million for the 28-year-old Croatian while Rangers are yet to bid beyond the £1.75million mark.

Colak does appear to be on the cusp of moving to Scotland as he’s keen on joining forces with Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Progress

The fact that PAOK are lining up a specific player and not vague requirements for a replacement suggests that they are serious about letting go of Colak.

Despite the 28-year-old being a first-team regular, it appears like he has his heart set on a move to Ibrox and his club are not going to come in his way.

It’s only down to the small matter of the two parties agreeing to a transfer fee as personal terms have already been agreed over a sensational summer move.

Colak’s signing should set the ball rolling for many more acquisitions as it’s been a relatively slow summer for the Gers.

Given the fact that Celtic have already strengthened the side that beat their rivals to the title last season, the onus is on Ross Wilson to quickly get deals over the line.

Hopefully, there aren’t too many obstacles left in Colak’s pursuit and the deal should be finalised within a few days.

In other Rangers news, contract talks with a key player have hit a new impasse with a summer exit now on the cards.