Rangers enter the battle to sign €20m-rated French striker

It still looks like it would be one of the most surprising and incredible signings that Scottish football has seen for a while if Gers did manage to take Olivier Giroud from Stamford Bridge. It also looks like they might face a few vast obstacles in their efforts to sign France international.

Steven Gerrard also tends to play with one upfront so his arrival would raise questions about the futures of Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos. Unfortunately for the Scottish club, a report from Russia has linked Lokomotiv Moscow with a move for the Chelsea centre-forward.

Russian teams traditionally have more money and pulling power than the Scottish club. The story from FCLMnews quotes Le Parisien in saying the Russian club are seriously considering making a move.

It certainly looks like Olivier will be leaving the Blues in January. He’s barely playing under English boss and needs to be playing regularly if he wants to ensure his place in the Les Bleus squad for Euro 2020. It still stays to be seen where he ends up, but it doesn’t look like it will be Scotland.