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Rangers agree fee for Premier League attacker and target Scotland U21 international: Old Firm transfer rumours

Just a day after confirming the loan-signing of QPR's Sean Goss, Rangers have agreed a deal for a Premier League winger.

Brighton winger Jamie Murphy flew into Glasgow on Thursday afternoon for a medical at the club after a £1 million deal was agreed for the boyhood Gers fan, who is expected to sign a three-and-a-half year deal at the club. Murphy, 28, played a significant role in Brighton's promotion to the Premier League last term but has found game-time in the top tier tough to come-by, starting just one league game so far this season. He previously played for Motherwell and Sheffield United.

"It's a great feeling to be coming back home," Murphy told the Daily Record. "There are still things to be finalised but I'm hoping we can get it all tied up as quickly as possible. All I want is to help the team keep on improving."

Rangers are also reportedly keen on another midfield talent who could play his international football for the Republic of Ireland.

Greg Docherty is a Scotland Under 21 international but admitted in September that he may consider a switch to Ireland after missing out on recent Scotland underage panels. He has since, however, returned to the Scotland U21 squad. Docherty currently plays his club football for Scottish Premiership side Hamilton. The 21 year-old has netted three goals in 21 league appearances so far this season and is attracting interest from Ibrox, according to Scottish Sun reporter Andy Devlin. Meanwhile, the Scotsman report that the player would cost Rangers a six-figure sum as he is contracted at his current club until 2020.

In the other half of Glasgow, Lewis Morgan has been spotted arriving at Celtic for his club medical ahead of a reported £300,000 move from St Mirren.

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