Scottish Premiership club Rangers are interested in Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean, according to reports from north of the border.

The Scottish Express have claimed that the Glasgow club are considering moving for McLean, who has previously played for Aberdeen and St. Mirren as well as making 28 appearances for the Scottish national team.

The 30-year-old is out of contract next summer, meaning a pre-contract agreement could be reached in January for him to move outside of England for free upon the expiration of his current deal.

McLean grew up supporting Rangers and spent time in their academy as a schoolboy, with links appearing between him and his former club upon City's promotion in the summer of 2021.

The Norwich number 23 has been a regular under Dean Smith, playing 18 games this season, but hasn't hidden the lure of a return to Rangers previously.

He told The Athletic last year: "I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t something I’d want to do. As a kid that’s what you want to do, play for your boyhood team.

"Right now, I’m about to play in the Premier League again, so I’m not thinking about it! But for me and my family, it would be pretty special.

"I grew up a Rangers fan, used to go to the games with my dad and as a kid in Glasgow, you support Rangers or Celtic and you want to play for one of them. So I was on the better side."

City's finance director Anthony Richens did admit in a recent interview for club channels that finances would restrict January transfer business, suggesting that sales could be essential if reinforcements are required. 

He said: "As of today, we believe that we have a strong enough squad to compete and to get us promoted.

"We worked tirelessly in the summer, first of all to keep our club together but also to bring in some players that would maximise the opportunity to get promoted back to the Premier League.

"Having said that, we have to understand that we have injuries and other things going on on the pitch so we always look to January. As it stands today, if we were to do anything in January, then we would need alternative financing be it through a player sale or other financing means."