Speculation is rising that Rangers have principally secured Jamie Walker, but with the caveat that the deal is reportedly not set to be completed until near the end of the transfer window.
The fee as yet is unknown and the deal itself not even confirmed but that has not stopped reports that the 24-year old winger will join Rangers in late August, ending a long-running saga and securing his services for the bulk of the new season.
Walker has made it clear to his manager that he is not interested in a new deal, and put himself in the (Rangers) shop window with an excellent showing against Newcastle including a goal, and this has left the situation with being just a matter of time before Pedro hopefully gets his (latest) man.
This would leave Walker cup-tied for the League Cup campaign for his new club, and the likelihood that he would face Rangers in the league next month at Ibrox on the 19th, so if the deal comes to pass, Hearts do appear to be trying to put every obstacle in its way.
But with the Marseille display and result giving fans a crest of optimism, it only seems to be good news coming out of Ibrox these days, with the end of the title stripping rubbish on top.
Hopefully Walker can be signed before the red tape causes issues.