By Alex Stevens

Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier have rejected new contract offers from the club, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim striker Waghorn and right-back Tavernier are unhappy at the terms of the deals on the table from the Scottish giants.

The key senior duo are contracted to Rangers until 2018 and are said to be convinced they deserve more lucrative new contracts based on their performances last season.

Since the end of last season, Rangers have signed eight new players, including Joey Barton and Jordan Rossiter on deals that are reported to be vastly superior to Waghorn and Tavernier.

Offers made to the duo were rejected around a month ago, with apparently no current scope for renegotiation.

The pair are keen to stay in Glasgow and have relished their time there, but they also want to be rewarded for what they believe has been a key role in the Ibrox rejuvenation.

Both Waghorn and Tavernier were star performers as Rangers cantered to the second-tier title last season and reached the Scottish Cup final.

Waghorn, a former Sunderland and Wigan striker, scored 28 goals in all competitions despite suffering an injury in mid-February which left him out of action until May.

The 24-year-old right back Tavernier played in every league game of the previous season, scoring 15 times in all competitions.

Waghorn’s public stance is that the new signings have strengthened the squad and increased competition.

“I think we are very fortunate with the quality of player we’ve got – the likes of Kenny Miller, Barrie McKay and me and we have added Josh Windass and Niko Krancjar,” Waghorn told the Evening Times.”

“The options are good and the competition keeps you on your toes. It’s a good mixture because we are all different players. The competition is there, the quality is undoubted and I think it’s going to be a good year.”

In other Rangers news, signing Niko Kranjcar feels he is perfectly suited to the style of play at the club as he battles with his fitness in pre-season.