By Peter Lynch

12th May, 2023 | 9:10am

Medical passed: Rangers reach agreement to sign Dujon Sterling as contract decision made

Rangers have reached an agreement to sign Chelsea youngster Dujon Sterling, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old had been a member of Chelsea’s academy for several years, before heading out on four different loans to gain more experience.

These included temporary moves to Coventry City, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool and most recently Stoke City.

“Rangers have reached an agreement to sign Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling on a free transfer this summer,” according to the Scottish Daily Mail (Back page and page 77, 12 May).

“Now, after passing a medical, the Stamford Bridge academy graduate has agreed to become part of a significant summer squad rebuild.

“Chelsea had the option to extend the defender’s contract, but decided against taking advantage.”

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Major shake-up

With Rangers in desperate need of fresh blood for next season, many people expected Beale to work relatively quickly in the transfer market.

But perhaps no one within or outside of the club expected the manager to work this quickly, with Beale evidently eager to wrap up deals as soon as possible in order to have the maximum amount of time with his new players ahead of the new campaign.

And it will be a very important summer for those new players and for their manager, with Beale needing to get this rebuild right or the manager could find himself removed from the Ibrox dugout in no time at all.

Ange Postecoglou will also be working hard behind the scenes to further improve his title-winning Celtic squad, but Beale has the advantage of more time, something the latter is clearly using with the deals for Sterling and Norwich City ace Kieran Dowell.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are readying a €7million (£6million) bid to sign one international striker amid the likely summer exit of fellow forward Antonio Colak.