Benfica winger Laurent Robert has admitted he would love to join Rangers, and the French winger could be the perfect replacement for Peter Lovenkrands should the Dane leave Ibrox in the summer.

“I would love to play for (new Rangers coach) Paul Le Guen,” said Robert.

“I have spoken to him and I would be interested in a move to Rangers. They are a massive club.”

Robert is still under contract with Benfica, whom he joined on a free transfer.

“It would be down to the two clubs, but I would be interested in playing for Rangers,” he said.

“I had the chance to go there before I went to Newcastle and maybe I should have gone then.

“It is not about money, I would like to finish my career at a top club and Rangers would be a big opportunity.”

Meanwhile, Lovenkrands, who has been linked with a move away from Ibrox, has been given a deadline by Rangers chairman David Murray.

“Peter has another couple of days to make his mind up, but if he wants to leave then we will move swiftly to replace him with a high-quality player,” said Murray.

“Robert is obviously known to the manager, but we will take things one step at a time.”