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Kyle Lafferty medical 'lined up' as Rangers talks with Hearts continue

By Gareth Hanna

Rangers have a medical 'lined up' for Kyle Lafferty as they continue to try and reach an agreement with Hearts.

That's according to former Celtic favourite Scott McDonald.

The Gers and the Jambos are still in talks over the Northern Ireland international, with the Ibrox club still hopeful of agreeing a deal to bring in the 30-year-old striker.

"From what I know, there is a medical lined up but there's nothing has been agreed as yet," McDonald, who played for Celtic from 2007 to 2010, told BBC Sport Scotland.

"His versatility and what he gives you - he can play in numerous different positions so as a squad player, there's no question you're going to get certain games where you need certain types of personnel and he's one of them that fits into that.

"He does a job when you ask him to do it. I think he'll be a good asset to Rangers."

Last week, Hearts manager Craig Levein refused to rule out Rangers' former Hearts left-back Lee Wallace being used as a makeweight in any transfer.

"We're still speaking to Rangers about the situation," Levein said. "I don't want to go into any details. There's no point in me going over any details. Things are ongoing. It's not inevitable."

Rnagers have so far had two bids rejected, the first an offer of just £200k and the second involving Wallace going the opposite direction. Hearts are understood to be holding out for their £750,000 valuation.

Lafferty still has one year to run on his Tynecastle contract and is a valuable asset to Craig Levein's side. He netted 19 goals in 36 games last season and has already scored the winner against Celtic this term.

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