Rangers transfer clearout escalates as Tom Lawrence offer 'prepared' while Ianis Hagi ultimatum named by agent

Rangers' Tom Lawrence looks dejected
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Besiktas are reportedly "preparing" a bid for Rangers star Tom Lawrence as the Ibrox side escalate their summer clearout.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is the new boss in the door at the Turkish outfit and is said to be keen on raiding his old club as he puts his stamp on the team. An interest has been floated in skipper James Tavernier - but things appear to be ramping up in the pursuit of the Welshman who he snapped up for the Ibrox side after his exit from Derby County.

The 30-year-old has one year left on his current deal but has been blighted by injury since making the move to the Scottish Premiership. He managed 32 appearances last season but could be moved on as Philippe Clement ramps up his overhaul of the squad. John Lundstram, Ryan Jack, Kemar Roofe, Borna Barisic and Jon McLaughlin were all moved on at the end of their deals - while the likes of Tavernier, Cyriel Dessers, Connor Goldson and Todd Cantwell have been touted with exits.

Kartal Haber claim that Besitkas are now " preparing to make a move" for the Rangers man. However, things don't appear to be as simple when it comes to the future of Ianis Hagi.

The playmaker endured a tough season on loan at La Liga side Alavaes last term - but has put all of that behind him at Euro 2024. The Romania international has earned rave reviews from pundits after helping his country reach the last 16 of the tournament.

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But his agent Giovanni Becali has told Fanatik his client will be reporting for pre-season training at Ibrox when he returns from Germany. He conceded that a loan may be the only option as it would be "hard to find a buyer" for a player under contract until the summer of 2026.

Becali said: “He has a contract with Rangers. He will go there for pre-season, start training and then the decision will be made if they will loan him. He has a bigger contract. It’s hard to find a buyer. He needs continuity.”