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Benfica linked with Rangers keeper Allan McGregor

Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor
McGregor has been linked with a move to the Portuguese champions

By Alasdair Lamont

Portuguese champions Benfica could move for Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

An agent, claiming to work on behalf of the Lisbon club, has been in contact with McGregor's representative to alert him to their interest.

Scott Hume told BBC Scotland the agent informed him Benfica were preparing an offer for the 28-year-old.

He also suggested Sporting Lisbon had been watching the player, who has three years remaining on his current contract and would command a transfer fee.

Rangers manager Walter Smith has money to spend this summer, but he may be tempted to sell McGregor if a suitable offer is received to increase those funds, particularly with Neil Alexander still at the club.


Benfica, who won the Portuguese title by five points last season ahead of second-placed Braga, had three goalkeepers vying for the number one jersey during a successful campaign.

Thirty-four-year-old Portuguese veteran Quim, compatriot Jose Moreira and Brazilian Julio Cesar all featured for the champions in their domestic and Europa League campaign last season.

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