STEVEN GERRARD remains determined to bolster his Rangers midfield before the end of the transfer window next week.

The Ibrox boss saw his side qualify for the group stages of the Europa League on Thursday night and that financial boost could help him get one more deal done before the deadline.

Gerrard has repeatedly stressed his desire to add to his central options but refused to be drawn on a link with Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic.

He said: "Listen I'm not going to be mentioning any names here today. Someone has just asked me if Mo Besic is up in Glasgow having a medical with Rangers. That would be news to me if he was.

"Nothing has changed in terms of what we're trying to do in the last few days of the window.

"Does qualifying give us more flexibility ahead of the deadline on Monday? It's a difficult question to answer, probably better suited to other people above me at this football club. The board, myself and Ross are still trying to add the person in the position we feel we need before the window shuts.

"But we'll have to see how the next three days pan out in terms of ins and outs. It's difficult to control because you never know what's going to land on your desk and whether you are able to get someone over the line when you are trying to make it happen."