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Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley is 'expected' to sign for Rangers: report

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Gareth McAuley is on his way to Rangers, according to reports.

Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley is expected to become Rangers' 15th signing of the summer, according to the latest rumours.

The 38-year-old is currently without a club, having left West Brom in the summer. As a result, he does not have to have completed a deal ahead of tonight's midnight transfer deadline.

He has been linked with a plethora of clubs during the close-season, from Hearts and Aberdeen in Scotland to Ipswich in the English Championship.

Now the latest report suggests the centre-half is set to follow Northern Ireland team-mate Kyle Lafferty into Ibrox.

The Herald in Scotland claims that Rangers finally followed up long-standing interest in McAuley after Thursday evening's Europa League play-off victory over Ufa. However, the report also says that McAuley has agreed terms with another unnamed club.

On a busy transfer deadline day, Rangers have already brought in Nottingham Forest defeat Joe Worrall on loan and landed NK Osijek winger Eros Grezda on a four-year deal.

Manager Steven Gerrard, speaking at lunch-time, refused to rule out a late night of transfer business, while seeming confident that the club will hold on forward Alfredo Morelos.

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Gareth McAuley is on his way to Rangers, according to reports.