RANGERS have launched a bid to sign Slovakian Martin Skrtel, according to reports.
The former Liverpool star is a free agent after his Fenerbahce contract expired.
And Gers boss Gerrard has made a third attempt to bring his former Reds team-mate to Ibrox.
The Daily Record claim the Ibrox boss has held positive talks with the 34-year-old.
And sources in Bratislava confirmed the veteran is set to travel to Glasgow to open contract discussions.
Those face-to-face negotiations will take place over the “next few days”.
Gerrard tried to sign Skrtel last summer as he entered the final year of his contract in Istanbul.
However, the deal fell through due to Skrtel’s huge wage demands as he earned £60-a-week.
Add the £5m asking price, and the move a non-starter 12 months ago.
But Gerrard is making a renewed attempt to add him to his Gers squad as they prepare to try and overthrow Celtic and make waves in the Europa League.
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Skrtel made over 300 appearances for Liverpool across a nine-year stay.
He helped the club lift the League Cup in 2012.
And he was a crucial part of Brendan Rodgers’ side who lost out on the title on the final day in 2014.