Claudio Marchisio could still join Rangers, but formal talks are yet to begin.
The Juventus hero is a free agent after leaving Russian champions Zenit in the summer and is on the look out for a new opportunity.
Steven Gerrard is interested in pursing a deal as he looks to strengthen his squad, despite the transfer window closing earlier this month.
Italian journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari has given Gers fans an update, and spoke of interest from two other European clubs.
Roodsari told Rocksport Radio as reported by the Daily Record: “As far as Rangers go, I know there is interest in Marchisio,
“That I do know – I’ve had it confirmed.
“They’ve contacted his people, his agent, to see if there’s an interest.
“I don’t have it confirmed that it’s gone much further than that.
“You have to remember that Monaco, Porto, there are a lot of clubs that Marchisio is interested in and have been interested in him.
“I don’t see Rangers as being the favourites to signing him.
“What’s said about Steven Gerrard is true, Steven Gerrard is incredibly respected in Italy by everyone and not just Marchisio.
“I think that’s what speaks more to it, to get to know Gerrard a little bit better.
“Formal negotiations have not really begun as far as I’m aware.
“I know there’s an interest from Rangers – they would like to snap him up.”
Rangers started the season in fine form but were left disheartened by a 2-0 defeat to Celtic before the international break.
Up next for the Light Blues is the visit of Livingston tomorrow before welcoming Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday.
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