Saturday June 9 2012
Gattuso: 'Money not an issue for Rangers'

Glasgow Rangers have confirmed they are in negotiations with Gennaro Gattuso, as the ex-Milan star notes “money is not an issue.”

The Scottish club has been placed under administration, but Gattuso wants to return to the place where his career really took off.

“I’m done in Italy, as I couldn’t wear another jersey after 13 years with Milan,” said the 34-year-old midfielder.

“Money is not an issue, so I can choose my future in a relaxed manner.”

There is another problem, though, as Rangers have been handed a one-year transfer ban by the Scottish FA.

“To me, it's a massive positive he wants to come,” Charles Green, whose consortium is set to buy Rangers, told the official club website.

“His agent came over and we explained the difficulties surrounding the club. Gattuso himself came out publicly and said he would love to join Rangers and, after the illustrious career he has had in Milan, that's great.

“It's an endorsement that the world's top players would still like to come and play for this club.”

It would also be a reunion for Gattuso, who played with manager Ally McCoist from 1997 to ’98.

“The SPL can't register any players because we are in administration and the SFA and the club have been in a very public dispute for some time.

“However, the manager has identified a number of people from a playing point of view he would be interested in.

“The manager actually played with Gattuso years ago when he was here at the club in the late 1990s.

“From my point of view as CEO, we've sat with Ally and arranged a budget with him and should we be allowed to sign players, he will be able to do so.”