RANGERS are close to signing Scotland youth internationalist Tom Lang and have opened talks with former Swindon Town goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

Lang, 18, left Birmingham City recently and has impressed the coaching staff at Murray Park during a recent trial. It is understood that the central defender, who has represented Scotland and Under-17 and Under-18 level, will sign a one-year contract.

Foderingham, meanwhile, is available on a free transfer after letting his contract run out at Swindon.

The 24-year-old has also been linked with Reading and Birmingham City.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is also running the rule over ex-Manchester City defender Reece Wabara and ex-Middlesbrough man Andy Halliday with his counterpart at Hearts, Robbie Neilson, clearing the way for a move for midfielder Jason Holt.

Holt left Tynecastle on January to join Sheffield United on loan and Hearts are open to letting him go as long as a suitable development fee is agreed for the 22-year-old.

"We won't demand silly money for him," said Neilson. "We don't want to leave the boy in limbo, but we need to protect the development fee."