After securing the signing of 89-times capped Portuguese defender Bruno Alves on a two-year deal yesterday, Pedro Caixinha will continue his rebuild of the Rangers squad when former Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack undergoes a medical later today. The 25-year-old midfielder, who made his professional debut against Rangers in 2010, left Aberdeen yesterday after his contract expired and is expected to complete his move to Ibrox before the day is out.
In addition to Alves & Jack, reports in Portuguese media claim Caixinha has opened talks with Benfica over a move for winger Daniel Candeias and striker Dalcio. Candeias’ agent Antonio Teixera confirmed talks were underway, saying: “There is interest, but we are negotiating.”
29-year-old Candeias has recently completed a loan spell with Turkish side Alanyaspor but has found himself out of favour in the Portuguese capital. Dalcio, 21, joined Benfica from Belenenses but has never played for the Eagles first team.
Rangers also remain on the trail of Carlos Pena from Mexican champions Chivas and it’s believed the midfielder will travel to Glasgow for a medical before returning to Mexico to rubber-stamp a work permit which, according to ESPN "isn’t expected to be a problem".