EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey
Rangers have tabled a loan-to-buy offer for Ryan Kent worth around £6million, Football Insider understands.
The Scottish champions have held extensive talks with Liverpool about a deal for the winger, 22, as they look to re-sign him before the Scottish window shuts.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club have offered to sign Kent on a season-long loan with an obligation to pay £6million next summer after getting the green light from the board led by chairman Dave King.
It is a huge bid by the standards of Rangers and in the context of the financial squeeze on the club over the last decade.
Should a deal at that price be agreed, it would be the biggest fee the Light Blues have spent since signing Mikel Arteta from Barcelona for £5.8million in 2002.
It remains to be seen whether that will be enough to convince Liverpool to part with Kent, who is valued by the club at the £10million mark.
The Anfield academy product has made it clear that he wants to link up again with Steven Gerrard for a second season after his successful loan spell in the last campaign.
Kent has subsequently been kicking his heels for the Liverpool Under-23s but was mysteriously absent from the side that lost to Chelsea on Monday night despite being fully fit.
In other Rangers news, a medical has been completed as club agree to pay six-figure fee for Ibrox player.