Rangers are 'set to join Celtic' in a prestigious pre-season tournament in France.

The Hoops have reportedly already signed up for glamour friendly ties against Lyon, Nice and Rennes but French publication Le Progres claims Gers are also now in 'advanced talks' over an appearance during the tournament.

Hosts Lyon are hoping around 5,000 supporters could be allowed inside the stadium to watch their games despite social distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.

We told recently how Hoops manager Neil Lennon was desperately wanting to get his players game time with the new season scheduled to kick-off on August 1. His side could also make a short trip to Netherlands to play matches.

Lennon said: "The domestic season will hopefully have started and hopefully we’ll have a game or two under our belts by the time the qualifiers start. We’ll need to plan it a week or so in advance and start looking to getting some matches at some stage. We want them to get used to playing behind closed door so we might use the stadium for training a few times as well.

“The preparations will be so important and we might look at going abroad to get games. It might be difficult playing down in England as we’d have to wait until their season is finished before we can even think about arranging games with them.

“But we can look at French and Dutch teams. Their seasons were curtailed and they will be in the same position as ourselves so that’s something we’ll definitely pursue.”

It comes as Celts gear up for Champions League qualifiers.