Bruno Alves is working to bring Pepe to Ibrox.
The ageing Sevco skipper has revealed that the former Real Madrid star has already been sounding him out about a dream move to work under Pedro Caixinha.
Pepe joined Besiktas in the summer after a decade at the Bernabeu where he picked up a staggering trophy collection that included three Champions League wins, three La Liga successes and various other gongs.
Despite moving to Turkey the 34-year-old defender is fascinated by confrontations and is dreaming of a move to Govan to complete his remarkable career.
Asked about his relationship with Pepe and Cristian Ronaldo Alves told The Sun: â€œI speak to them all the time about clubs Iâ€™ve been at.Â Cristiano played in Manchester so he knows about Scottish football and Rangers.
â€œPepe also played against Rangers before when we were in the same team.Â Everybody knows about football here in Scotland.
â€œI spoke about how intense the game is here, and how physical it is.Â Pepe is like â€˜my style is also liking confrontationsâ€™. Maybe itâ€™s a place one day he can come to play because he will be pleased.
â€œI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s possible because heâ€™s now playing for Besiktas in Turkey but football is so small. Everything can happen.
â€œI never expected to come here but when I got the offer it was my choice because I know all about the club and the football.
â€œCristiano and Pepe werenâ€™t surprised about me coming because football is like that. Everything happens so fast.â€�
With their audited accounts until June 2017 still to be published it’s unlikely that the Ibrox war-chest will be able to make a January raid on Besiktas.
Alves was missing from Sevco’s Europa League KO from Progres Niederkorn and missed the recent defeat from Celtic due to a mystery injury.
Rather than cheer on his team-mates from Ibrox Alves enjoyed a weekend break with Ronaldo in Madrid and managed to miss the following match away to Hamilton Accies.