Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday set for switch to Azerbaijani side Qabala

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday is on his way to Austria to complete a season-long loan to Azerbaijani outfit Qabala.

The boyhood Gers supporter has been told he is no longer part of Pedro Caixinha’s plans and is free to leave this summer.

Former Livingston player Halliday has sorted his Ibrox exit out just 24 hours after it emerged he had been left out of the Light Blues’ Europa League squad.

He is currently heading to Salzburg, where Qabala are holding a summer training camp ahead of their new season. Talks are planned for tomorrow but the 25-year-old is expected to seal a 12-month loan deal.

Andy Halliday
Halliday scores in last year’s Scottish Cup final against Hibs (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Qabala finished second in the Azerbaijan Premier League and will kick-off their own Europa League campaign against the winners of the tie involving Georgians Dinamo Batumi and Jagiellonia Białystok of Poland next month.

Meanwhile, Press Association Sport understands Rangers have been told Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean is not for sale. The Light Blues lodged an offer in the region of £300,000 last week but that has been booted out by Dons chiefs.

They value the Scotland squad member closer to the £1million mark but are reluctant to sell to their Ladbrokes Premiership rivals after watching former club captain Ryan Jack make a switch to Govan earlier this summer.

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