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RANGERS boss Walter Smith has added Lee Miller and Robbie Neilson to his January wish-list.

SunSport understands Smith has been keen on the Aberdeen striker and the Hearts right-back for the last year.

And the Ibrox gaffer could move for both this month — IF he can raise funds from a major clear-out.

On-form Miller signed a two-year deal at Pittodrie in the summer to dash Smith’s hopes then.

But now he is back on the trail of the target man, who has hit seven goals so far this season.

Miller offers strength and finishing power and is also forcing himself into Scotland manager George Burley’s thinking for the World Cup qualifiers.

The 25-year-old was snapped up by boss Jimmy Calderwood for a nominal fee in August 2006 from Dundee United and has proved to be one of the Dons’ best signings in recent years.

Neilson, meanwhile, was handed his one and only Scots cap by Smith in the Ukraine in October 2006. His contract is up at the end of the season and he is weighing up his options after 12 years at Tynecastle.

Neilson joined Jambos from Rangers Boys Club.

He could now agree a pre-contract for the 2009-10 season or be captured during the transfer window for a nominal amount.

Alternatively, Gers could also use flop striker Andrius Velicka as a makeweight for a possible loan return to Tynecastle.

Neilson, 28, is close to his best form again after injury worries, although he was at the centre of an explosive weekend post-match bust-up at Pittodrie.

SunSport revealed how he hooked both Chris Maguire and Lee Mair in the tunnel after Aberdeen’s 1-0 win.

Rangers gaffer Smith is desperate to overhaul a squad now languishing seven points behind bitter rivals Celtic who, after the 1-0 win at Ibrox, are hot favourites for four-in-a-row.

He is also keen on bringing in a commanding stopper and has trailed the likes of Sporting Lisbon’s Tonel and Hearts captain Christophe Berra.

But first he has to hope that the likes of Brahim Hemdani, Charlie Adam, Andy Webster, Alan Gow, Christian Dailly, Stevie Smith and Chris Burke can attract clubs.

Meanwhile, Smith has had a loan bid for Swedish international Mattias Bjarsmyr thrown out by IFK Gothenburg.

Smith asked if he could bring the twice-capped centre-half, 21, to Glasgow for the rest of the season.But Gothenburg are thought to want an up-front payment in the region of £2.5million for their prize asset, whose contract expires at the end of 2009.

And they have vowed not to budge over their demands for the Sweden Under-21s skipper.

Sporting director Hakan Mild said: “We are not interested in a loan deal. Such a move has never been in the equation for us.”

It seems certain Bjarsmyr will be sold this month. The player and Gothenburg are at loggerheads after he rejected a new deal.

He was left fuming when Gothenburg placed such a massive fee on his head.

Earlier this week Bjarsmyr had admitted he would be keen on a move to Rangers.

But Gothenburg don’t want to lose him for nothing so will look to flog him elsewhere.

Reports in Sweden claim he will move to either AZ Alkmaar or FC Groningen in Holland.

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/ho...icle2084353.ece

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I will hand in my season ticket if we buy those 2 players

fuck you db and your pish news, what a way to start the fkin year

Neilson joined Jambos from Rangers Boys Club.

Well done eh

12 years at tynecastle says it fucking all its his fucking level

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Ah the world class Rangers scouting network strikes again :rolleyes:

Do we only go for players in the british isles and from teams who we have played against?

We could do with having a look at Wigan's scouting network and see how they work. What they have spent does not differ much from us in the last few years yet they have found players like Valencia, Palacios and Zaki for almost peanuts.

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I wouldn't put it past Walter, but it seems like a slow news day in the Sunsport office so just look for players out of contract soon and link them with Rangers. Pure pish probably.

Don't know mate but Iain King has many friends within Ibrox. I also noticed we are now advertising The Sun under the big screens.

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Ah the world class Rangers scouting network strikes again :rolleyes:

Do we only go for players in the british isles and from teams who we have played against?

We could do with having a look at Wigan's scouting network and see how they work. What they have spent does not differ much from us in the last few years yet they have found players like Valencia, Palacios and Zaki for almost peanuts.

Zaki is on loan.

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Ah the world class Rangers scouting network strikes again :rolleyes:

Do we only go for players in the british isles and from teams who we have played against?

We could do with having a look at Wigan's scouting network and see how they work. What they have spent does not differ much from us in the last few years yet they have found players like Valencia, Palacios and Zaki for almost peanuts.

Zaki is on loan.

But hasnt a fee been agreed?

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Shocking, shocking news.

I suspect that Walter has been trailing Neilsen for a year because he has struggled to put together a run of games due to his various injury problems in that time :rolleyes:

As for Lee Miller, he's not the worst striker in the world, but he's never good enough to play at the level which a club like Rangers demands

A question that must be asked here is that if we have truly been keen on him for a year then you have to ask why Walter didn't just sign him on a pre contract in the Summer, as opposed to splashing 3.5 million on a similar type of player in Lafferty and then going for Miller, at a probable cost of 1 million, a mere 6 months later.

Just another example of shoddy financial management by our manager.

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We could do with having a look at Wigan's scouting network and see how they work. What they have spent does not differ much from us in the last few years yet they have found players like Valencia, Palacios and Zaki for almost peanuts.

Zaki was a great find, but he was already a well known international level striker.

Bruce was just prepared to take the risk and thats what he deserves credit for.

As for Valencia, he was signed from Villareal by Jewell after impressing at the World Cup and Bruce was only made aware of Palacios because of his close friendship with Arsene Wenger.

For every cheap foreign player they have they still have a Michael Brown or a Titus Bramble.

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Lee Miller...How much would he cost about 1.5-2 million?

That would be wasted because we have a great striking partnership with Boyd and Miller, if Boyd doesnt score against Celtic it doesnt immediately make him a bad player! He has had a few starts with 1 goal to his name in those games!

Lee Miller coming in would obviously unsettle Boyd again and he might lose his scoring form!

IF we do sign Lee Miller we would of wasted that money where we could go out and buy a new Left Winger or Right Back or Centre Back!

i will not be a happy chappy if this happens! :angry2:

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Signing Lee Miller on a pre-contract would be a good signing for me, a good SPL player and has proved this consistently IMO.

He's not available on a pre contract now.

His last deal expired in the Summer and Aberdeen gave him a new two year deal.

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