KRISTIYAN MALINOV’s agent has confirmed that Rangers are interested in the CSKA Sofia midfielder – but the Ibrox club are yet to make an offer.

We exclusively revealed last week that Steven Gerrard’s side were monitoring the situation of the Bulgarian who is expected to leave his homeland this summer.

But with a host of top European clubs weighing-up a move, Gers face a battle to gain Malinov's signature.

Speaking to Herald and Times Sport, Malinov's agent Marko Mihaljevic, explained: “Yes there have been talks with Rangers regarding Kristiyan. Have Rangers sent an offer yet? No.

“We are in talks and there is an interest but deals can't be done through the night as there are many factors that we must take into consideration.

“It is too soon to say if a deal will happen between Kristiyan and Rangers. Kristiyan is privileged by the interest of Rangers but there are also other clubs who are interested.

“We have to speak with those who have shown interest in Kristiyan and we are keeping all our options open.”

SBV Vitesse, VVV Venlo, K.V. Mechelen and Standard Liege have all been credited with in an interest in Malinov, while top German and Turkish clubs are also keeping an eye on his availability.

The 26-year-old tough tackling midfielder has been capped 13 times by his country and can play either in an attacking or defensive role in the middle of the park.

Malinov's winning mentality and aggressive yet skilful style have made him a firm favourite with fans of both Sofia and the Bulgarian national team.

When asked about a possible transfer fee, Mihalijevic added: “Let’s just say it is very acceptable for the club that want Kristiyan.

“The fee is already set with CSKA Sofia and agreed but numbers cannot be exposed.”