RANGERS have dropped their interest in Vladan Kovacevic after having the Rakow goalkeeper scouted on several occasions. 

The 24-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international is currently plying his trade in the Polish first-tier, Ekstraklasa, and after keeping 16 clean sheets last term, a number of top European clubs are monitoring his contract situation. 

Kovacevic still has two years left on his current contract, but Herald and Times Sport understand that Rakow could cash in on their star man while they can.  

FC Augsburg, SC Bologna, Royal Antwerp, Lech Poznan and Legia Warszawa have also made enquiries about the possibility of signing the 6ft 4in goalkeeper, while Rakow are also exploring the possibility of offering a new bumper deal. 

Kovacevic has a goal of playing in the English Premier League and to fulfil his dream he requires further UK work permit points. The right move this summer could provide the points needed. 

The former Sarajevo man has featured against Rangers’ rivals Celtic in Europe over the past four years, conceding six goals over three Champions League and Europa League qualifying clashes.  

Kovacevic has represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at under-21 level, making seven appearances.  

Rangers have already been linked with Schalke goalkeeper Martin Fraisl, West Brom’s Sam Johnstone and Dundee United’s Benjamin Siegrist as potential goalkeeping options.  

Uncertainty surrounds Ibrox hero Allan McGregor this summer after he appeared to make an emotional appearance off the bench during the Scottish Cup final.  

Jon McLaughlin started, as he had done in all the previous rounds, but the former Hearts keeper told manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst he wanted McGregor to be given a late run-out if appropriate.  

It was a first Scottish Cup final appearance for the former Scotland goalkeeper, who defied his age last term to help Rangers to the Europa League final with some impressive performances.  

The victory over Hearts could be the final appearance of McGregor’s career but he is relaxed about his impending decision and will reflect on the campaign before making any decisions.