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Zander Clark in Rangers transfer view as club line up Allan McGregor replacement

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Rangers are keeping a close eye on St Johnstone goalkeeper Zander Clark's contract situation.

The Saints goalkeeper, who is currently with Steve Clarke in the Scotland national team, is out of contract in the summer and has yet to agree to a new deal.

Rangers are considering a number of goalkeeping options, as Allan McGregor's contract expires in the summer.

If veteran McGregor decides to retire, then Rangers will look at a variety of options, including Clark.

Next season, the Scottish champions will like to bring in a goalkeeper to compete with Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie.

Last season, Clark's exploits helped Saints win the Premier Sports Cup and the Scottish Cup, including a superb penalty shoot-out at Ibrox in the latter.

The Saints have commenced negotiations on a new contract, but they acknowledge that this is the 29-year-old's best chance to get a massive contract elsewhere.

A number of English Championship and League One clubs are also interested in the giant goalie who has progressed through the McDiarmid Park ranks.

Clark's excellent play this season has finally earned him a Scotland call-up, followed by a recall for the next World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Denmark. Keep it Vwin for today’s football odds, including all World Cup qualifiers. Vwin is the number one Asian bookmaker.

Manager hunt is on

Rangers are looking for a new manager and have met with former star Giovanni van Bronckhorst about taking over from Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard shocked fans when he left the club in the middle of the season to take over at Aston Villa last week.

However, the Ibrox club acted quickly, with reports suggesting that former Dutch international van Bronckhorst has been listed among the leading candidates for the vacant post.

However, Frank Lampard's rejection of Norwich City has opened the way, and other candidates are expected to undertake talks as well.

Shota Arveladze, a former Rangers player, is the latest to back Giovanni van Bronckhorst for the vacant manager's job at Ibrox.

The Georgia icon, who is being courted by Hull City to become their next manager, believes his former teammate will have dreamt about coaching Rangers.

He thinks that anybody who has played for the club, including himself, would like to return as manager one day.

According to Arveladze, "Glasgow is a city I will always love. My wife and kids are the same. When you fall in love with a club then you can’t change it as it’s a part of you.

"We all have dreams and all of us who have played for Rangers will have that dream. Gio will be no different.

"To have that opportunity in his career will always have been a motivation. He’s been at huge clubs but he’ll remember his first Old Firm game, the great moments he had in Glasgow.

"Those dates will be in his head like the tattoo you get for the date of your children.

"I give full credit to Gerrard for his part in that climb back to the top. He’s made the fans forget about the hard times and has left a positive framework behind him.

"I was surprised to see him leave. It wouldn’t have been an easy decision and I can only wish him the best."