Gers to offer duo new deals

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Rangers are set to agree new deals with Shota Arveladze and midfield starlet Chris Burke.

Arveladze is in talks over a one-year extension which will see him stay at Ibrox until 2006.

"My current deal runs out in 18 months so I will sign when the papers are ready," the Georgian told the club's website.

"I'm not thinking too much about it - the most important thing is to be back and playing.

"If you're fit and playing well you will always find a place in the team.

"I'm really enjoying life here with the team and the big ambitions the club has.

"I'm not really involved with the details but there are no problems. I'm not going to mention the deal but both parties are happy. When someone wants you to stay that's the most important thing."

Burke (pictured) has been sensational in recent months after he made the breakthrough into the first team and The Gers are set to fend off any potential interest by handing him a new deal.

"There are on-going talks with wee Burkie and his father," said Gers boss Alex McLeish.

"Every game he gets better costs me a bit extra! I should have tied him up in the summer."

One player who is unlikely to stay at the club beyond this season is Egil Ostenstad.

''It could have worked out better for me as I have been missing match fitness. I came for an experience and it has been," he said. "The pressure here is insane.''