Yusuf Kabadayi ‘concrete’ Rangers transfer interest as path cleared for Steven Alzate deal - Ibrox bulletin

Yusuf Kabadayi ‘concrete’ Rangers transfer interest as path cleared for Steven Alzate deal - Ibrox bulletin

Rangers are reportedly chasing a deal for Bayern Munich prospect Yusuf Kabadayi this summer.

Philippe Clement has vowed that there will be a major overhaul this summer with Mohamad Diomande, Jefte and Oscar Cortes all penning deals with the club in recent weeks - and the Scottish Premiership side are now said to hold "concrete" interest in 20-year-old Kabadayi this summer. The 20-year-old was handed his first professional contract by the Bundesliga giants last summer before making the move loan switch to Schalke.

The attacker impressed in the German second tier with Sky Germany reporting that Schalke had wanted to exercise their option to buy – but "the overall package was too expensive" leaving the door open for a move elsewhere. Rangers are said to have joined the list of interested clubs alongside St. Pauli and Lecce. The player is contracted to Bayern until 2025 and is said to be in talks over what his next move will be.

The report notes that "everything is possible" with the player. This includes "a direct sale, loan with an option to buy, a loan with a new contract with Bayern."

Elsewhere, Steven Alzate will leave Brighton at the end of the month having previously linked with Rangers. He joined the Seagulls in 2017 and made 72 appearances in all competitions for the EPL side - but has spent the last two years with Standard Liege on loan in Belgium.

Technical director David Weir paid tribute to the 25-year-old as he wished him all the best: He said: “We would like to thank Steven for his efforts during his time with the club and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Alaves loanee Ianis Hagi
Yusuf Kabadayi in action for Schalke

In terms of outgoings, Ianis Hagi's future remains up in the air as he prepares to return to Ibrox following an unsuccessful loan spell in La Liga with Alaves. He insists that his focus in on Euro 2024 - but left the door open to a departure from Rangers once again.

Speaking to Digi Sport, he said: "I expect my agents to work as well as possible. My focus is on the Euros. I had discussions with my agents, it's normal, but the pressure is on them. They know what I want for my future, it's a quite important summer for me from all points of view.

"I told them before going to the national team what I want, I expect them to work as well as possible, to find the right team and coach for me. I can't say if I will be at Rangers or elsewhere. My future depends on my agents."