Rangers face competition from south of the border for the signature of Scotland internationalist Don Cowie.

The 31-year-old is out of contract at Cardiff City and has been offered a new deal by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but is said to be considering his options.

Ally McCoist was last week linked with an ambitious move for the former Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle player in the hope he could be tempted to return north after five years in English football.

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However, reports over the weekend suggest Cowie's former club Watford are now chasing the midfielder, as well as Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town.