BLACKBURN target Lorenzo Amoruso has called on Rangers to make a decision about his future as soon as possible.

The 31-year-old, who is wanted by Rovers boss Graeme Souness, is out of contract at the end of next season.

And the rugged Italian wants certain reassurances from Gers boss Alex McLeish before deciding whether to commit his long-term future to the Glasgow giants.

"It will be up to the manager and the club, of course," said Amoruso.

"I'm not going to wait until the last two months next year to see what will happen.

"I hope through the summer and until the end of September or October, something can be sorted out.

"It will be good for me and for the club if I know I am going to stay for a year or more.

"Hopefully, something will be sorted as soon as possible.

"Every season there has been two or three teams looking at myself and others. I'm glad other clubs are looking for myself but it is up to Rangers and what they want to do.

"We will meet during the summer and then decide what we are going to do."

Rangers confirmed this morning that Souness has been in touch about Amoruso, as we revealed in Tuesday night's paper.

Gers owner David Murray rejected Rovers' initial advances but the Scottish giants are currently deep in debt and finances could ultimately dictate whether or not they can afford to keep one of their highest earners on their wage bill.

"Graeme Souness has asked us twice about Lorenzo Amoruso and twice he has been rebuffed," said Murray, who is thought to have met the Rovers boss earlier this week.

"Graeme is looking for an experienced central defender who is a big game player but then so are we and we have one in Amoruso.

"Lorenzo has a year left on his contract and we will look at things when the season is concluded.

"Finances will dictate things."

Amoruso's agent, Andrea D'Amico, has hinted a move to Rovers may appeal to his client if Rangers decide they can't afford to keep him.

"We've had no direct contact from Blackburn but Lorenzo is interested in playing in England," said D'Amico.

"Any player would love the chance to prove themselves in the Premiership and Lorenzo is no different."

Rangers are thought to want around £2 million for Amoruso with Rovers only willing to pay a quarter of that amount.

Meanwhile, Souness is also keeping close tabs on Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris.

Morris is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer and could be available on a Bosman free.

Elsewhere, Vratislav Gresko's impressive form for Rovers has earned him a recall to the Slovakian national team.

The on-loan full-back has been named in an 18-man squad for a friendly against Greece in Zilina next week.

Gresko's Ewood team-mates Damien Duff, Henning Berg, Nissa Johansson, Hakan Sukur and Tugay have also been called up for international duty by their respective countries.

Rovers reserves are in action again tonight when they travel to Bradford City for a league game (kick-off 7pm).