Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers are just one of the clubs said to be circling around Cameron Dawson.
Rangers – who are close to qualifying for the Europa League’s latter stages after Thursday’s 2-0 win against Porto – have three senior goalkeepers out of contract next summer.
But a different shot-stopper, St Mirren’s Vaclav Hladky, could be on his way to Ibrox instead (The Scottish Sun).
It is claimed that Rangers will sign Hladky on a pre-contract agreement in January if they fail to agree terms with second-choice Wes Foderingham regarding an extension.
Gerrard has already expressed a desire to tie down current number one Allan McGregor and the chances of Dawson heading to Glasgow are sure to decrease substantially should two out of three of those deals come to fruition – with the 24-year-old likely to favour regular football after dropping back to number two at Hillsborough.
And Rangers’ business could also have a knock-on effect on Preston, who would be better placed to keep hold of Rudd – thus cooling their own interest in Dawson and leaving behind, potentially, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers.