Rangers are poised to make Portsmouth striker Tommy Smith their first signing for two years, reports the Scottish Sun. The Gers have finally met Pompey's £1.5million valuation for the frontman.

Boss Walter Smith had an initial bid rejected by the cash-strapped Championship club in the close season.

But they have now increased their offer and could land Smith ahead of the SPL kick-off against Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Saturday.

The move for the former Watford player won't affect the big-money move for Rapid Vienna hitman Nikica Jelavic.

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