Rangers are closing in on a deal to sign Brazilian full-back Jefte from Fluminense.

Philippe Clement's side have agreed a deal for the 20-year-old, but a deal is now hinging on whether APOEL Nicosia give the green light as he is currently on loan at the Cyprian outfit.

It is understood Jefte has agreed terms at Ibrox until the summer of 2027.

Clement has been on the hunt for a new left-back with current first choice Borna Barisic out of contract come the end of the season.

Turkish youngster Ridvan Yilmaz has featured more recently with Barisic out injured, but he has been constantly linked with a move away from Glasgow this transfer window.

A deal for Jefte could open the door for Yilmaz to depart the club in the final week of the January window.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Diomande spoke of his excitement at signing for Rangers from FC Nordsjaelland on a loan deal until the end of the season, with an obligation for the Ibrox club to buy in the summer for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old Ivorian midfielder will arrive in Glasgow once his work permit application has been confirmed and the deal, which runs to 2028, is subject to international clearance.

Diomande becomes the second signing of the January transfer window for Philippe Clement’s side following the arrival of Fabio Silva on loan from Wolves earlier this month.

Diomande told the club’s official website: “I am very excited to join such a historic club and I’ve heard a lot of good things about the team.

“I had a lot of great conversations with the manager who told me about his plans for the team and where I would fit in, which helped convince me that Rangers was right for me.

“I really can’t wait to get started, join up with my teammates, and run out at Ibrox for the very first time in front of the Rangers supporters.”