Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned Sammy Ameobi time is running out for him to prove himself at St James' Park.
Hibs manager Alan Stubbs has played down the chances of Leigh Griffiths making an emergency loan move from Celtic.
The full-back has been released from his contract at Ashton Gate, which had a year remaining, and will be registered with the Irn-Bru Third Division champions on September 1.
Foster previously spent the 2010/11 campaign on loan at Ibrox while contracted to Aberdeen.
A transfer embargo means the Light Blues must wait until September to register players, who must be free agents.
A statement on the club's website read: "Foster arguably gave his best performances for Rangers on the European stage as he featured both in the Champions League and the Europa League at right wing-back.
"In total, he made 24 appearances which he will now add to as the forthcoming Second Division campaign progresses."
The 27-year-old made 51 appearances for City.