JASON Tindall confirmed Scottish giants Rangers had been in contact with Cherries duo Nnamdi Ofoborh and Jack Simpson.

Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard had also been in contact with the Cherries boss, who said the clubs would have to “wait and see” what happened in the coming days regarding the pair.

Both Simpson and Ofoborh are out of contract at Vitality Stadium in the summer, meaning Rangers, as a foreign club, are able to speak to the duo about potential pre-contract agreements.

As Ofoborh is under the age of 24, the Dorset club would be entitled to compensation if the midfielder is signed on a pre-contract deal. The Daily Echo understands Simpson would leave on a free.

Asked for the latest regarding the duo, Tindall told the Daily Echo: “Obviously both players are out of contract at the end of the season. Stevie Gerrard did make contact with me a few days ago.

“They are free to talk to teams due to their contract situation and Rangers are in a position to be able to do that now.

“Nothing has been finalised as yet in terms of ‘are they signed, or are they going to be signing there?’

“But they are in a position to talk to them – to see what the opportunities might be for them in the future at Rangers Football Club.”

Academy graduate Simpson has made nine Championship appearances for Cherries this season, starting on six occasions.

Ofoborh has been used from the bench on three occasions in the league this campaign.

Asked whether Cherries were still in talks with the duo about their futures at Vitality Stadium, Tindall replied: “We’ve been speaking to both of those players for a number of weeks now, about their future here at the football club.

“But those conversations are kept private in terms of negotiations and where that goes.

“But with any player that is out of contract in the summer – that has only got six months or so to run on their contract, you are always going to be in a position where you’ve got to accept that other clubs might want to speak to them and might want to sign them.

“That’s where we are. What happens now moving forward, we will have to wait and see in the next few days.”