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22 July 2015, 07:13
Jason Holt is moving closer to a deal with Rangers after Hearts agreed a fee with the Ibrox side.
Holt rejected a new contract at Tynecastle after finding himself out of favour last season.
The 22-year-old, who spent the second half of last term on loan at Sheffield United, has been training with Rangers for several weeks and is now able to finalise a deal.
A statement from the Championship winners read: "Heart of Midlothian Football Club can tonight confirm that a development fee has been agreed with Rangers for Jason Holt.
"The Scotland U21 cap will now hold signing talks with the Ibrox side.
"Jason made 71 competitive appearances in a maroon shirt and scored seven goals, after making his first-team debut in 2011.
"The club thanks Jason for his time at Hearts and wishes him well in the future.''
Holt started the Ibrox side's 1-0 friendly defeat against Burnley on Tuesday night and could make his competitive debut against Hibernian in the Petrofac Training Cup first round on Saturday at Easter Road.