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Rangers keen for USA's Edu to sign new deal

Scottish champions Rangers are hoping they can extend the deal of midfielder Maurice Edu.

The 25-year old USA international comes out of contract in 18 months from the five-year deal he signed in 2008 and 'Gers boss Ally McCoist admits talks with his agent are ongoing regarding an extension.

"We've spoken to Lyle Yorks, a smashing lad who represents Maurice, about keeping him here," McCoist told the club's official website.

"It has been well documented that we are looking at keeping Kyle Lafferty here and, like him, Maurice has 18 months to go on his current deal.

"It is common knowledge you have to make it be known that you want to extend deals at this stage and that's where we are with both of those players at the moment.

"I think Maurice's form in the last three or four games has been really, really encouraging and he has certainly been one of the better players in the team.

"He's one of these guys who doesn't always catch the eye but if you ask his team-mates about him, they'll say he always gives performances that are helpful to the side.

"We've been very pleased with him. The one thing Maurice does do is work extremely hard - he's a real grafter and a workaholic. That's a massive part of his game."

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