Rangers latest transfer news with Abdallah Sima 'boost' and Albion Rrahmani 'nears' move

Rangers may have been handed a boost with claims Abdallah Sima's asking price has gone down.

The Senegalese forward impressed on loan from Brighton last season with a decent return of 16 goals in all competitions despite missing chunks of the season with injury. Gers and manager Philippe Clement would love to have him back next season but it was thought a permanent deal may be tough due to the fact the Seagulls paid £7m to sign him from Slavia Prague and were said to want upwards of that to let him go.

But in potential good news for the Ibrox club, Sussex Live is reporting that figure is set to be dropped, especially as Sima only has a year left on his current deal. However, the report does add new manager Fabian Hurzeler will want to take a look at the 23-year-old in training.

Albion Rrahmani is another reported Rangers target and the 23-year-old striker looks set to move on from Neil Lennon's Rapid Bucharest. However, Gers may need to act as Pro Sport claim Slavia Prague are closing in on a £2.5million swoop.

Rapid owner Viorel Moldovan said: “There is a possibility that he will leave. It's true. If there is grievance, no one can stop him.

"We have very good options in that position, young local players who have great quality. I am a follower of these young people who must be given space to play, encouraged and supported to be basic players at Rapid and certainties."

Meanwhile, Clement has given an update on transfers, promising more experience to add to the young players already brought in.

He told Rangers TV: “We had five players going out of the building at the end of their contracts so we didn’t get any money. In that way we lost five players. It was easier now to get the young players in, but there will also be experience coming into the building.

“We need to get a good balance of both in the squad, but it was important to find these young talents and I think we have found a few really exciting talents for the future of this club. To be ready to play minutes in the beginning, but also in the coming years.

“It’s something that’s not been done for the past couple of years, to have developing players and to sell them for better prices. A lot of players left for free and it cost the club a lot of money.

“We need to get a better trading model, in that way I think the recruitment team has found some really exciting talents for the future of this club. We need to rebuild the leadership group.

“It’s exciting to get new players in. It’s a new cycle and it’s really challenging. It’s going to be with a lot of players this season, more than I want. But it is the only way because of the situation. We are all very motivated.”