Blackpool have opened talks with Rangers about signing Jak Alnwick permanently in January, Football Insider can reveal.

The goalkeeper has made a huge impact for the English League One club since joining on a season-long loan in July.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club have begun discussions with Blackpool over a full-time deal for Alnwick as January offers the last opportunity to secure a fee for him.

This comes after Football Insider revealed last month that the Light Blues would listen to offers for the 26-year-old when the winter window opens.

He can leave as a free agent next summer when his three-and-a-half year deal, signed in January 2016 when Mark Warburton was manager, expires.

Alnwick has made a huge impact for promotion-chasing Blackpool during this campaign.

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He has started all 19 of their league matches and conceded just 22 goals to help them to fourth position in the table.

Alnwick has reignited his career while on loan south of the border, and was also a mainstay of the starting XI while on loan at League Two outfit Scunthorpe United last season.

The former England Under-20 international has made just 11 appearances for Rangers since being signed in Warburton’s last window as manager.

At Ibrox, Allan McGregor is firmly established as the number one and on the verge of being handed a new contract, while there is doubt over whether his deputy Wes Foderingham will be a the club beyond January.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that Neil Lennon is “scared to death” of two Ibrox players ahead of December 29th rematch.