Exclusive: Ipswich table £2m bid for Rangers player as Gerrard stance explained

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Ipswich have made a £2million bid for Rangers forward Josh Windass, Football Insider sources understands.

Ipswich have targeted a move for Windass as they seek a replacement for Derby-bound Martyn Waghorn.

The Championship club have money to reinvest after selling Waghorn for £5million plus add ons and they have moved to test Rangers’ resolve to hang onto Windass.

A well placed source has told Football Insider that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard would be reluctant to lose Windass as he looks to build a side capable of challenging Celtic this season, but a deal would see the Ibrox outfit make a tidy profit having signed Windass on a pre-contract from Accrington.

Windass scored 18 goals for Rangers last season in all competitions and his form has brought him to the attention of a number of clubs in England.

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Rangers tied down Windass to a new contract in February after they fended off interest from several sides during the January transfer window.

In other Rangers news, Football Insider can reveal the club are in ADVANCED TALKS to agree the terms of a defender transfer with MLS club.