There have been reports that James Tavernier could move out of Rangers this summer with a number of clubs interested in signing him.

The Gers captain was in sensational form last season scoring 11 goals and making 14 assists and there have been rumours that the player is wanted by Newcastle United – one of his former clubs.

But recently, the right-back made it clear that he has no intentions of leaving Scotland this summer.

The Rangers’ captain had said: “It’s a compliment and that is how I see it. But all my emphasis is on Rangers.

“Things can happen in football but I’m looking forward to this season. It’s all speculation.

“If it stays like that then I don’t get upset about it. I’m fully focused on the job here. With the clubs, I was at, Newcastle and Wigan, it didn’t work out for me.

“Rangers gave me a chance. The club have shown faith in me. I have been trying to repay that favour ever since, which means working harder, getting better and better. I love my football here, my family is settled and I am in a great place at the moment.”

Now though as per Football Insider, Steven Gerrard is ready to let James Tavernier leave with both Newcastle United and Aston Villa interested in signing him.

“Rangers are braced for late-window interest in James Tavernier in a transfer triangle with Newcastle United and Aston Villa, Football Insider understands.”

“Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Rangers will hold out for £10million for their club captain as he is at a peak age – 27 – and has three years remaining on his contract.”

Magpies manager Steve Bruce is reportedly keen to sign Ahmed Elmohamady from Aston Villa but in case that move collapses then he will move for Rangers’ James Tavernier.

Similarly, if Villa lose Elmohamady to Newcastle United then they might try to sign the Rangers right-back as an alternative.

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