Rangers have reportedly made an official approach to speak to Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack.
According to a national newspaper, Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha has stepped up his interest in the 25-year-old by making first contact with the club.
The midfielder will be free to leave Pittodrie when his contract expires this summer and club are currently free to speak to him with out seeking Aberdeen’s permission first.
Caixinha admitted he was interested in bringing Jack to Ibrox earlier this week during a press conference.
He said: “I scout and assess a lot of Scottish players, at least those who play more against us.
“Ryan Jack is one player that because of his age, because of his quality and because of what he has done in the last two seasons, is a player that I like.
“There are maybe six or seven more like Jack that we assessed.
“He is a good player. Young and Scottish.
“I like his consistency, although he has missed a few games recently. I like his leadership as captain at a young age.
“I like the way he sees the game, more or less, and gives the out ball in the build-up. He gives a balance to the deal when it’s attacking.
“There are some points for him to divide a game and get more involved in the second stage of the offence phase.
“So that’s what I like about him. Especially at moments when you need balance.
“Players can be released in attack when they know other players are giving them cover. We have struggled with that, definitely.”