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Rangers target FIVE Premier League stars as boss Gerrard eyes big name signings: transfer rumours

Rangers could be set for an influx of players with huge Premier League experience, if the latest rumours are to be believed.

First of all, new boss Steven Gerrard is keen to land Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe on a year-long loan deal, according to the Sun. Defoe has two years left to run on his contract on the south coast but his current club could agree to pay a portion of his £65k-a-week deal if the former England and Tottenham star does agree to a move north of the border.

If he does that, the same report claims that he could be joined by two of boss Gerrard's former Liverpool team-mates. The Sun say that defender Martin Skrtel is Gerrard's top defensive target and that the midfield options at Ibrox could be bolstered by the arrival of 31-year-old Lucas Leiva. The Brazilian joined Lazio from Liverpool last summer and while the Italians want to hold on to their £5m man, the player in question could be keen to link up with Gerrard in the Scottish Premiership.

The Liverpool links don't end there as reporter Peter Harding has even claimed the Gers are keen to land Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres, although his wage demands could prove troublesome. Torres, of course, built up a telepathic understanding with Gerrard during their playing days at Anfield but has started just six La Liga games this season.

Another striker that could help Rangers' options up top is a current Liverpool player in the shape of Dominic Solanke. The former Chelsea man could also be brought in on loan according to the Mirror. He netted his first Premier League goal for Liverpool last weekend but could move in search of more regular football.

With Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor already signed on at Ibrox, it's set to be an exciting summer for Rangers fans.

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