Jon Daly is believed to be closing in on a move to Rangers after holding talks with Ally McCoist.
The Dundee United skipper is out of contract at the end of this season and has spoken publicly about a move to Ibrox.
Prior to liquidation, Rangers hadn't signed anyone from the Republic of Ireland for 80 years but Daly has stated that his background wouldn't be an issue if the opportunity came up to move to Ibrox.
Rangers won the Third Division title by 24 points but manager Ally McCoist is desperate to strengthen his squad with Dundee United captain Daly one of his top targets.
Hibs and MK Dons have also registered their interest in Daly but it's believed that Rangers are closest to striking a deal.
A three-year deal would suit the 30-year-old who has scored 15 times this season, including two against Celtic when United lost 4-3 in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup. Willo Flood is also expected to leave Dundee United when his contract ends next month with Tannadice manager Jackie McNamara prepared for departures.
He said: "They've got a right and they have conducted themselves in an exemplary fashion when I've been speaking to them. There hasn't been a problem."
Rangers have a transfer embargo meaning that they can sign free agents but are unable to register or play them until September 1.