Rangers manager Mark Warburton is interested in bringing Dundalk duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle to Ibrox, according to reports.

Both players will be available to sign on free transfers from next month, which has attracted several clubs including Newcastle and Reading.

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However, Ibrox boss Warburton, who is no stranger to securing free transfers, has thrown his hat in the ring.

Dundalk have recently finished their domestic season in Ireland. The campaign saw them win the league and just miss out in the Irish Cup Final.

They have been making history in European competition, though, as they qualified for the Europa League this season.

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Pitting their wits against AZ Alkmaar, Zenit St Petersburg and Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Lilywhites currently sit second in Group D on four points.

The victory over the Israelis and a draw with Alkmaar has allowed the Irish champions to dream of qualification to the knockout stages.

Horgan and Boyle got call-ups to the Republic of Ireland squad last week for their 1-0 win against Austria. Their performances at European level were enough for Martin O’Neill to include them.

Former Rangers midfielder Dean Shiels now plays for Dundalk, having signed after his contract ended at the club last season.

Last week, following the termination of Joey Barton’s contract, Rangers also had links with former West Ham midfielder Diego Poyet.

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January could see the addition of a few new faces at Ibrox. The midfield may need strengthening following the injuries to Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar, as well as Barton’s release.

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