Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has given a clear sign that Steven Davis will make his desired move to Rangers.
The Northern Ireland international has been heavily linked with a return to Ibrox.
On Wednesday it was reported that the 34-year-old had agreed an 18-month deal in principle, taking a substantial wage cut to £12,000-a-week.
Hasenhuttl, who took over from Mark Hughes earlier this season, recognised Davis’ contribution at St Mary’s and said the deal “can be” completed soon.
“The fact is that he has a contract here until the summer so what we want to give him is a chance to make the next step,” he said.
“If it is a possibility then we will help him to do so. I think he has done a lot for this club and we want to find a good solution where we have a win-win situation for both sides.”
Davis spent four-and-a-half seasons at Rangers before joining Southampton where he made more than 220 appearances since 2012.