CROATIAN defender Marijan Cabraja has revealed that Rangers have made contact with his club Gorica with a view to signing the full-back.

The 23-year-old, who has represented his country at Under-21 level, is said to be a possible replacement for his compatriot Borna Barisic in the event that the latter is sold and leaves Ibrox.

The left-back - who came through the youth system at Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb - claims that representatives from the Govan club have already been in touch.

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But Cabraja admits that any possible deal could hinge on Barisic's future in Glasgow's south side.

He told Sportske: "It is true that Rangers are following me.

"Contact has been established but it all depends on how the situation with Borna Barisic develops.

"I don't believe that the Scots will pay as much as Gorica are asking for but let's leave that aside now.

"The only thing that matters to me is how we will play in Split on Sunday."

Cabraja's agent Miroslav Bicanic, meanwhile, says he expects his client to move on from Gorica in January or in the summer - but warned that there is stiff competition for his signature.

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He said: "I can't talk about specific clubs, but I can confirm that there are a lot of enquiries for Cabraja.

"For example, we have already rejected offers from Italy and Poland, and we have indications that offers from Russia and MLS could arrive soon.

"Right now it's difficult to say what will happen but there is interest in Cabraja every day."