Rangers have agreed a fee of around £750k with Norwich for the transfer of Graham Dorrans. Despite various newspapers reporting every couple of days that the asking price was escalating, the fee for the Scotland international will in fact be much lower than quoted. Reports that Rangers made bids of £1m, £1.2m and £1.5m were not true.
Dorrans is very keen to join the club he has supported since he was a young boy and is willing to take a large pay cut to make his move to Ibrox a reality. His wife has also taken to Twitter to make it clear that she wants to return to Scotland to be closer to family.
Rangers are confident of completing the signing in the near future although a number of loose ends still need to be tied off.
The fee for Dorrans puts into perspective the funds that should be required to capture Jamie Walker from Hearts. Dorrans is an experienced international who has played at the highest level in England and has two years left on his contract. Walker is a promising, uncapped, young player who only has a year remaining on his deal.
There has been no movement with Walker and it is unlikely there will be unless Hearts become more realistic on their asking price. The player himself is set on a move to Ibrox.