RANGERS have been handed a Europa League boost ahead of their tie with Galatasaray, after it emerged that two of the Turkish side's key men look set to miss the clash.

Younes Belhanda is reportedly on the verge of securing a move to French club Nice, meaning he is unlikely to turn out ahead at Ibrox on Thursday.

And former Barcelona man Arda Turan will also miss the clash, due to illness. He has displayed flu-like symptoms but has tested negative for Covid-19.

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According to Spor, Belhanda may have played his last game for Galatasaray. He scored against Hajduk Split in the previous qualifying round. The Morrocan began his career in France, and spent time on loan at Nice in 2016/2017.

While Galatasaray revealed in an official statement that Turan would miss the match.

Rangers are also without key men ahead of the match. Kemar Roofe, Joe Aribo and Ryan Jack are all out for Steven Gerrard's side.

Cedric Itten is also a major doubt for the clash after he scored his first Rangers goals at the weekend.