RANGERS have added the Danish centre-back Jens Jonsson to their list of potential targets as they wait for news on their attempt to convince Danny Wilson to return to Ibrox.


Hearts and Bristol City are also understood to be keeping watch on the 22-year-old, who has a year left to run on his contract at AGF Aarhus and, according to sources close to the club, could be available for as little as £200,000.

Jonsson is on international duty at the European Under-21 Championship finals in the Czech Republic with Mark Warburton, the new Rangers manager, perfectly placed to monitor his progress thanks to having been there as part of a study group from the UEFA Pro Licence course.

Jonsson came through the youth system at AGF and has played for Denmark at all levels of under-age football. He started in their 3-0 Group A loss to Germany in Prague on Saturday.

Warburton has made rebuilding the Rangers defence his priority ahead of the new campaign and has already agreed a £200,000 fee with Wigan Athletic for Rob Kiernan.

Wilson, who left Ibrox for Liverpool in a transfer worth an initial £2m in 2010, is a free agent after invoking a release clause in his contract at Hearts and has spoken to Rangers, but it is understood that no agreement has yet been made with offers also on the table for him from England and abroad.

Rangers are still hopeful of doing a deal, but are keeping their eyes on the market for other possibilities. Alfie Mawson, 21, is a player Warburton knows well from Brentford and he has just turned down a new contract at Griffin Park, having spent last season out on loan to Wycombe Wanderers.

Warburton is expected to be back in Glasgow this morning to intensify his push to bring in a number of new faces before the start of pre-season training at the end of this week.

In addition to welcoming Kiernan to the club, he is also hoping to secure a deal for 35-year-old midfielder John Eustace, who has just left Derby County and is available on a free transfer.