By George Overhill

9th Jul, 2022 | 3:40pm

Rangers confident of Angelo Fulgini deal as they close in on Rabbi Matondo

Rangers are “confident” that they will have deals completed for both Rabbi Matondo and Angelo Fulgini soon, The 4th Official reports.

The transfer activity has exploded at Ibrox in recent days after striker Antonio Colak was quickly followed by Tom Lawrence as Joe Aribo left for Southampton.

Not content with that the club are now closing in on Schalke winger Matondo for a reported £1.8million.

The reliable online source T4O reports on their Patreon account that the Gers had been in talks for some time with the Welsh international before news broke on Friday (8 July).

They confirm that the club are “very confident that is close to done”, and that although their is more work to be done with Angers on the transfer fee there is a belief that midfielder Fulgini can be secured “soon” as well.

The Frenchman is also interested in moving to Ibrox which is expected to help with negotiations towards concluding the second deal.

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It has almost been forgotten that John Souttar arrived on a free transfer from Hearts but with the two attacking additions this week already secured and apparently two more on their way that is a real show of intent.

Five signings with only one exit of a player that the club would have wanted to keep would be a good window – Cedric Itten was also sold after being deemed surplus to requirements.

There had been a fear as recently as Friday night that Fulgini might be tricky to bring in due to the size of the fee, but that appears to be turning into an expectation that a deal will be done.

With only 12 months left on his contract in France the Light Blues should be able to negotiate a reduced fee, and with the news that 25-year-old is personally up for coming to Glasgow then it gives a clear incentive to push to agree a reasonable price.

This selection of attacking signings should go some way to addressing the way Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side too often struggled to break down deep-lying opponents domestically during the second half of the 2021/22 season.

With greater creativity from the likes of Lawrence and Fulgini, and more firepower up front the new season is shaping up to be an exciting one.

In other Rangers news, the club appear to be stepping back from another transfer target as the activity elsewhere mounts.