After Rangers' scouting mission in Belgium the talk has ramped up on who could be joining the Scottish champions in January.

The club reportedly sent scouts to take in the Belgian Pro League clash between Anderlecht and Charleroi on Saturday, sending the Ibrox rumour mill into overdrive in the process.

Rangers weren’t the only ones watching on with some of Europe’s top clubs, such as Ajax, Manchester United, Dortmund, Inter Milan and Everton all in attendance for the game.

But sporting director Ross Wilson's past could be the key to working out who is on the Ibrox wish list next month.

Centre-back Wesley Hoedt is among the candidates as the club struggle to find cover at the heart of their backline.

Hoedt was signed by Wilson during his time as director of scouting and recruitment at Southampton.

The Dutchman was signed from Lazio back in 2017 for a fee of around £14m but struggled to make his mark in the English Premier League.

He spent most of his St Mary's career on loan across Europe at Celta Vigo, Royal Antwerp and back in Europe.

He made the exit permanent last summer, but could he be convinced to leave the mid-table slog with Anderlecht, a great name that has fallen behind in Belgian football, for a Scottish Premiership title fight?

Netherlands hero Giovanni van Bronckhorst could also be a huge selling point for the 27-year-old.

Tricky winger Francis Amuzu is another who may have caught the eyes of the Rangers scouts in attendance.

The 22-year-old Belgian youth international has previously been tipped with a move to Govan, with a number of clubs in the English Championship also reportedly tracking his progression.

Loanee Taylor Harwood-Bellis also made a late cameo against Charleroi, and will know Van Bronckhorst from his stint at Manchester City's academy.

With the defender's minutes on the pitch limited so far during his loan, City could be looking to give the 19-year-old a chance elsewhere.

Pep Guardiola has previously stated his admiration for Van Bronckhorst, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him help out a friend in need of some back-up in defence.