Rangers have lodged a £1million bid for Graham Dorrans – but Norwich City are holding out for another £500,000 before letting the Scotland international sign for his boyhood heroes.
New Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha is wasting little time in overhauling the squad inherited from Mark Warburton in March.
Former Aberdeen skipper Ryan Jack and Portuguese international defender Bruno Alves have already been snapped up.
Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena also appears to be close to joining Rangers after travelling to Glasgow for a medical – although the delays involved in applying for a work permit mean he isn't expected to report with the majority of the first-team squad when they return to training on Monday.
Now the move for midfielder Dorrans appears much closer to completion following a serious bid by the Ibrox club.
The 30-year-old signed a new three-year contract at Carrow Road last summer but he is one of the big names being lined up for the exit as Norwich look to shake up their squad before next season.
However, the Canaries have slapped a £1.5m fee on the head of the former West Bromwich Albion playmaker.
Despite missing three months with a knee injury, Dorrans still managed to score six goals in 24 appearances for Norwich as they finished eighth in the Championship.
Caixinha sees the ex-Livingston man, who has won 12 full Scotland caps, as a key addition to a completely revamped midfield.
It is understood that Dorrans is keen to return to Scotland, with the chance to sign on at Ibrox a major attraction for the lifelong Rangers supporters.