On Thursday, we covered claims from Turkey that Rangers’ Rıdvan Yılmaz is waiting for Philippe Clement’s side to open the door for him to leave Ibrox for Galatasaray.

Journalist Osman Şenher, writing in his column for Milliyet, shares fresh updates on the Istanbul club’s ongoing pursuit of the left-back.

He claims Turkey manager Vincenzo Montella made a trip to Glasgow to hold talks with the Rangers player, and told him he needs to play regular football to be included in the squad for the Euros.

This seems to have convinced the 22-year-old to leave Philippe Clement’s side and make a switch to Istanbul.

Şenher claims that Yılmaz told Rangers: ‘Let me go, Galatasaray want me. Let me go there and play all the time, let me be selected for the national team.’

The journalist adds Rangers are willing to let him leave on loan with a purchase option. On the other hand, Galatasaray want to sign the Turkey international on loan and then sit down with Philippe Clement’s side in the summer to negotiate another deal.

According to Şenher, Yılmaz is ‘constantly meeting’ with Rangers officials so he can join Gala on a loan deal. He adds the ‘transfer can happen any time’, indicating there’s optimism, at least from the player’s side, that he could leave Ibrox this month.

Meanwhile, Yeniçağ Gazetesi claim Galatasaray manager Okan Buruk was asked about the Rangers fullback and Lazio’s Daichi Kamada.

Responding to that, he said: “We will reinforce the left-back [position]. It can be local or foreign. We are not close to finalising anything. Negotiations continue regarding the players we have determined.

“If the players we have are sold, different developments may occur for other positions. If we are going to buy a player, it should be a name that will give significant performance.”

One of the strangest things about all of this is that Rıdvan Yılmaz has been getting a lot of minutes with Rangers, especially recently.