Rangers have made a move to take Danish international Simon Poulsen on loan from AZ Alkmaar, reports the Scottish Sun. Walter Smith has contacted AZ boss Dick Advocaat in a bid to sign the left winger, 25, until the end of the season.

Gers also made a cheeky bid to take midfielder Martin Petrov on loan from Manchester City.

But City boss Roberto Mancini has told the Ibrox club the Bulgarian is not available.