Derby have revealed that Kenny Miller could be set to make a controversial return to Rangers.
Miller moved to Pride Park from Rangers' fierce rivals Celtic last August but looks likely to leave Derby this summer following their relegation from the Premier League.
The Scotland striker admitted last week that he was keen to discuss a transfer with Rangers and Rams chairman Adam Pearson has now confirmed that talks have begun between the two clubs.
However, Pearson has stressed that a deal is a long way from being agreed.
"We've had early discussions with Rangers and talks are ongoing," Pearson told BBC Scotland.
"But there has been no asking price either set or met."
The prospect of Miller returning to Ibrox seven years after his departure has not been well received by a section of the Rangers support.
In the closing weeks of the season, Rangers fans voiced their displeasure about Miller with abusive chants.
David Edgar, spokesman for the Rangers Supporters' Trust, said: "Rangers fans in general would never tell any Rangers manager who to sign and certainly not Walter Smith.
"But the level of dissent shown by the supporters against a player who hasn't yet signed for us is unprecedented. I certainly haven't heard anything like it before.
"We were 2-0 up in a Scottish Cup final and the Rangers fans were singing against Miller - that is an indication of how strongly the fans feel about it.
"He is a deeply unpopular player and it is clear that the fans don't want him and I would say it is the vast majority rather than a minority who feel this way."