West Bromwich Albion are ready to setup a swap deal for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.

The Daily Mail says West Brom are to the forefront of the chase for the 26-year-old, while Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Ibrox icon.

One major advantage for Roy Hodgson is the West Midlands side's willingness to let Graham Dorrans move in the opposite direction to his boyhood heroes, which would solve one problem for Ally McCoist.

While losing Jelavic would undoubtedly be a huge setback to Rangers' hopes of retaining the SPL title, gaining an attacking midfielder would soften the blow.