RANGERS will return to the negotiating table and increase their bid for Connor Goldson.

The Light Blues have seen two offers for the defender rejected by Brighton so far.

And Ibrox chiefs will now go back in with a third approach as they look to secure the services of the 25-year-old.

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Boss Steven Gerrard has targeted defensive reinforcements as part of an overhaul of the Gers squad this summer.

Goldson has emerged as one of his top targets but Rangers will need to stump up around £3million to bring the stopper to Scotland.

The centre-half is behind Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and new recruit Leon Balogun at the Amex Stadium.

And Rangers will now attempt to strike a deal in the coming days as Gerrard gets set to officially start as manager on Friday after he agreed a four-year deal at Ibrox.

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Rangers have already completed moves for Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor - who joined from Burnley and Hull respectively - this summer.

And winger Jamie Murphy made his switch from Brighton permanent after impressing on loan during the second half of the campaign.