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Rangers midfielder set for move to Azerbaijani side

By Andy Newport

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday is on his way to Austria to complete a season-long loan to Azerbaijani outfit Qabala.

The boyhood Gers supporter has been told he is no longer part of Pedro Caixinha's plans and is free to leave this summer.

Former Livingston player Halliday has sorted his Ibrox exit out just 24 hours after it emerged he had been left out of the Light Blues' Europa League squad.

He is currently heading to Salzburg, where Qabala are holding a summer training camp ahead of their new season.

Talks are planned for tomorrow but the 25-year-old is expected to seal a 12-month loan deal.

Qabala finished second in the Azerbaijan Premier League and will kick-off their own Europa League campaign against the winners of the tie involving Georgians Dinamo Batumi and Jagiellonia Bialystok of Poland next month.

Meanwhile, Press Association Sport understands Rangers have been told Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean is not for sale.

The Light Blues lodged an offer in the region of £300,000 last week but that has been booted out by Dons chiefs.

They value the Scotland squad member closer to the £1million mark but are reluctant to sell to their Ladbrokes Premiership rivals after watching former club captain Ryan Jack make a switch to Govan earlier this summer.

Kyle Lafferty had been linked with a move to Azerbaijan champions Qarabag but is now being chased by Edinburgh duo Hearts and Hibernian.

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