Tyrese Campbell has told friends he’s “very keen” to join Rangers as the club work on prising him from Stoke City, Football Insider has learned.

The England Under-20 striker is out of contract in the summer and has widespread interest from north and south of the border.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Campbell has made it clear behind the scenes of his interest in joining Rangers and linking up with Steven Gerrard.

As revealed by Football Insider earlier this week, the Scottish giants are working to tie Campbell down to a pre-contract agreement and have offered him an improved deal in recent days.

Rangers are ready to pay a multi-million pound package to entice Campbell amid indications he is open to a blockbuster move to Glasgow.

The striker, 20, is also firmly on the radar of Celtic and multiple Premier League clubs, although one advantage the Glasgow giants have is they can take advantage of cross-border rules to sign him for a bargain £350,000 fee.

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Wolves, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have joined the hunt to sign the versatile forward after Celtic and Rangers had already made clear their interest in signing him.

Campbell – the son of ex-Everton striker Kevin Campbell – also has an offer on the table from Stoke, who are desperate not to lose him.

Manager Michael O’Neill has made him the focal point of the Potters attack in recent weeks and he has responded with a number of key goals, including in Monday’s 1-0 Championship win over leaders West Brom.

The rising star subsequently limped off with a hamstring injury midway through the first half and may now be sidelined for a number of matches.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that an Ibrox senior star is close to agreeing pre-contract with English club after outstanding opening half to campaign.