Can't see this transfer happening, incredibly poor journalism.
Rangers are not having a fire sale... Murray has obviously been misquoted as Rangers are not looking to cut down their wage bill by selling our best players. Walter Smith has indeed been instructed to lower the wage bill in reference to our relevantly large squad(28 first team players) We have a lot of dead wood in that 28 players that we need to move on. The likes of Darcheville, McCulloch, Adam, Hemdani, Burke, Gow, Beasley and so on... Several of those players are on hefty wages that we can't afford to pay for them.
Unfortunately there is a possibility our best players could go(see Cuellar, Cousin snd Hutton). But they will not as cheap as the papers are indicating! We were in the same financial situation when we signed Mendes for 3million so why would we sell him for half of that... We're not going to let 1 of our best players leave on loan either it's either money or GTFO.
Also one last thing this "journalist" hasn't bothered to take into consideration is a certain UEFA ruling... Players cannot play for more than 2 clubs in a single season. If i'm not mistaken Mendes played for Portsmouth in this seasons Charity shield?