Kyle Lafferty met with Hearts staff on Tuesday in an attempt to push for his transfer move to Rangers, after an initial bid for the player was rejected last week.
That’s according to The Daily Record, who said the striker was set to sit down with discussions with Craig Levein and Ann Budge, frustrated that Hearts were asking as much as £1m for the player this summer.
The paper say that the 30-year-old is desperate for a return to Ibrox, as Rangers consider a second bid of £300,000 that they hope will bring an end to the ongoing saga.
The Scottish Sun reported later on Tuesday that the talks were amicable and that Lafferty resisted the urge to hand in a formal transfer request.
Given he has less than a year left on his contract and the fact that Lafferty is clearly pushing for the move to happen as professionally as possible, it appears inevitable he will become the club’s 11th signing of the summer.
His 19 goal haul last season is evidence he still has what it takes to be an effective force at Rangers and at the figures mention he could be the perfect bargain buy ahead of the new season.
Alfredo Morelos and Umar Sadiq are already at the club but having another option is important if the club are to compete for trophies on multiple fronts over the coming 12 months.
Hopefully we hear more about a resolution to the prospective transfer soon.