Alan Gow's proposed move to Rangers looks close to being completed, but he may have to wait until the summer to move to Ibrox after Falkirk rejected a £150,000 offer for his immediate release.
A host of clubs, from both England and Scotland, have hankered after the player's services in the January transfer window but it is Rangers that appear to have won the race for his signature.
Falkirk are determined to keep the 24-year-old until the summer but whether he signs now, or at the campaign's close, it seems all but certain a switch to Rangers beckons.
Gow's agent Phil McTaggart has been in discussions with Rangers chairman Sir David Murray and he is now ready to sit down with chief executive Martin Bain and new Gers boss Walter Smith to thrash out the finer details of the move.
"We're delighted Rangers have tabled an offer because they have always been Alan's first choice," McTaggart told the Daily Record.
"As soon as it was clear Rangers were interested it confirmed previous speculation.
"He can't wait to meet chief executive Martin Bain to finalise the deal.
"Hopefully we can sit down with Walter and get things sorted out sooner rather than later so Alan can play his part in what will be interesting times for the club."