Rangers transfer news bulletin as Connor Goldson 'bidding war' raises alarm while Relebohile Mofokeng warned

Rangers' Connor Goldson
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Rangers could reportedly see the list of potential suitors for Connor Goldson drop this summer if a "bidding war" breaks out.

Philippe Clement is in the midst of a major squad overhaul this summer with the club reportedly willing to listen to offers for several key stars - with talk of an exit for stalwart Goldson failing to go away with former boss Steven Gerrard putting the defender on his Saudi Pro League shopping list along with James Tavernier as he looks to mount a title tilt in the Middle East next term. However, rumours have been swirling of interest closer to home in recent days.

Birmingham City have been tipped as a potential destination for the Englishman should he leave the Light Blues this summer. The Blues are expected to spend big during this window in order to secure an immediate return to the English Championship following investment from Tom Brady's consortium last term.

However, the Birmingham Mail report that there will be "considerations like transfer fees and wages for an older player come into the equation" that could derail a move for the 31-year-old. It is also noted that the club would be alarmed if a bidding war with Gerrard's cash-rich Saudi side broke out and "probably not" pursue a deal.

And while Goldson flew out to the Netherlands for pre-season training under Clement, one notable absentee was Sam Lammers. After a disappointing first six months at Ibrox, the Dutchman found success in the second half of the campaign with FC Utrecht.

While the club had expressed their interest in making the loan permanent, it appears they have now moved on after snapping up frontman Noah Ohio. AZ Alkmaar are reportedly set to launch a £2.5million bid - which could leave the club leading the race for a deal to end Lammers nightmare in the Scottish Premiership.

In terms of incoming stars, rising star of South African football Relebohile Mofokeng has been tipped with a switch to Ibrox. But the Orlando Pirates wonderkid has been fired a warning by club legend Lucky Lekgwathi.

Amid rising chatter in his homeland over a move to Govan after his first international cap, Lekgwathi told FARPost: “Everyone likes him; you can see he’s a humble boy, and he’s always smiling. He’s that kind of a player when you tell him, ‘run’ he’ll run. Even if you tell him an instruction, he’ll take it.

“I just wish that he continues being the same, be humble and work hard. He mustn’t change his attitude. Some players who were not disciplined, played a few seasons, why? They were not humble. They thought I’ve arrived, so the boy must continue that way; he’ll go far.”