McCoist - Edu transfer ongoing

Gers boss insists Edu's move to Stoke is not yet complete

Maurice Edu: Could be on his way to Stoke from Rangers

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Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed Maurice Edu's potential transfer to Stoke is ongoing but says nothing is yet concrete.

The Potters are lining up a deal for the United States international, who arrived at Ibrox from Toronto FC four years ago.

The transfer is yet to be completed, according to McCoist, but the boss says if the 26-year-old does move to the Britannia Stadium it will be with Rangers' blessing.

Ongoing

"I'm led to believe the Maurice Edu transfer to Stoke is still ongoing," he said.

"If and when that happens he will go with our best wishes, but I don't think there has been anything concrete done with that at the moment."

McCoist remains on course to make several more signings before the club's one-year transfer embargo kicks in at the end of the month.

The manager made his sixth capture since the Ibrox club secured an SFA licence when he brought in former France Under-20 international Sebastien Faure on Tuesday.

McCoist, whose team continue their Third Division campaign at Berwick on Sunday, said: "We're hopeful we can get four or five over the line before the window closes.

"There are no signings imminent, but certainly the wheels are in motion on three or four targets."

Faure came in just as Dorin Goian left in a loan move to Serie B side Spezia, but McCoist is hopeful only Edu will depart before next Friday, with USA captain Carlos Bocanegra still at Ibrox.

Captain

He added: "I've spoken to Carlos and, albeit he is struggling a wee bit at the moment with a hamstring injury, hopefully he can play on Sunday.

"He and I speak at great length, being the captain. He is where he is at the moment, and we are where we are and we're delighted to have him."

Rangers have been linked with Birmingham midfielder Morgaro Gomis, formerly of Dundee United, and Malmo striker Daniel Larsson, but McCoist was unwilling to discuss players at other clubs.

On Gomis, he said: "We haven't had any dealings with the club. He's a player we like, but it would be unfair of me to speak about individuals."