The agent of Metz defender Mamadou Fofana has confirmed that Rangers are one of four clubs keeping tabs on the Malian international ahead of the next transfer window.
Seku Traore says that there are also three Russian teams watching the 22-year-old and that a decision on his future will come at the end of the season:
“Rangers are looking at Mamadou, but they are not alone. There are clubs in Russia interested, including Krasnodar, Dynamo Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow. We will decide this summer what is the best option for him.”
Fofana has spent most of his early professional career in Turkey, having moved from his native Mali to Alanyaspor in January 2016.
After a six-month loan spell with Bandirmaspor, he then made the £400,000 switch to Metz in the summer of 2018. During his first season with the French side, he helped his team to promotion from Ligue Two.
This season, in the top flight, Fofana has played 20 games, with his side finishing just above the relegation zone. He can play either as a centre-back or as a holding midfielder, which would offer Gers boss Steven Gerrard greater flexibility.
However, the Malian’s asking price is believed to be £2.5m, which may put off the Light Blues from making a bid.