Gers struggling in market
Rangers manager Ally McCoist will have to readjust his transfer priorities again as attempts to sign Dutch winger Wesley Verhoek and Roland Juhasz look doomed to fail.
Nottingham Forest announced they had agreed a fee with ADO Den Haag for 24-year-old Verhoek, whom Rangers have previously bid for, and another offer for Anderlecht defender Juhasz has been rejected by the Belgian club.
The Hungarian defender's agent, Filipovics Vlada, told media in his home country that a fourth Rangers bid had failed despite the player having an agreement with his club that they would sell him if an appropriate offer came in.
Rangers are looking to sign Australia midfielder Matt McKay before the Europa League signing deadline on Thursday having held talks over a move for the 28-year-old Brisbane Roar captain.
Meanwhile, Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic and USA midfielder Maurice Edu followed Scotland full-back Steven Whittaker in pulling out of international duty this week.
Jelavic is carrying a slight knee knock and will miss a friendly against the Republic of Ireland while Edu did not travel home to face Mexico because of a minor calf strain.
Both should make Saturday's trip to Inverness but Whittaker is a doubt after breaking a toe before being sent off in the Champions League exit in Malmo last week.