Rangers have their eye on Wright

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Scottish football

Rangers have joined the pounds 3m chase for Ian Wright, Arsenal's transfer- seeking striker. Walter Smith, the Rangers manager, and Davie Dodds, his coach, watched the 32-year-old forward in Wednesday's Premiership match at Manchester United.

The chance to play in the Champions' League next season would appeal to Wright, while Smith is still in the hunt for a goalscorer, despite his recent buys of Peter van Vossen and Erik Bo Andersen.

Rangers have not yet made a direct approach but their interest is known at Arsenal. Chelsea are their main rivals, with Glenn Hoddle having made a couple of offers only to be rejected. Arsenal may be happier selling Wright to Scotland rather than having their crowd favourite playing down the road at Stamford Bridge.