Rangers interested in signing 22-year-old African centre-forward

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Gers have submitted a loan bid for Zamalek centre-forward, Mostafa Mohamed. Rangers are said to have offered £500k to take the 22-year-old striker on loan until the end of the campaign, with a view to paying a further £1.5m to sign him permanently should he make a big impression.

However, it’s suggested that the Egyptian club aren’t playing ball, amid the footballer allegedly handing in a transfer request in an attempt to push through a move. Egyptian club believe Mohamed is worth more than what has been tabled, while the club’s President, Mortada Mansour, insists he’s in no rush to cash in.

“Mohamed is an important figure for us who still has 18 months left on his deal,” he is quoted as saying. “We have had a lot of interest from clubs in Europe. But we have no requirement to sell the footballer just now.” Gers could certainly do with another centre-forward to bolster their attacking options for the second half of the campaign.

Alfredo Morelos will be suspended on the return from the winter break following his red card in the win over Celtic, meaning Jermain Defoe will, at present, be the only out-and-out forward at Steven Gerrard’s disposal.