By Wayne Veysey
Rangers are on the verge of signing Ryan Kent in a sensational deadline-day deal, Football Insider understands.
The Scottish champions have make a breakthrough in their long-running pursuit of the winger, 22, after Liverpool accepted their £7million offer.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Kent is set to be given permission to head to Glasgow to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms ahead of the Scottish window cut-off tonight.
Steven Gerrard has claimed Rangers’ hopes of signing Kent were dead in the water and he insisted after yesterday’s 2-0 home defeat to Celtic he did not expect any last-gasp signings.
But that landmark loss appears to have galvanised the Light Blues board into action following what has been an extensive pursuit of the Liverpool forward.
A fee of £7million is huge 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.
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 was named the Scottish young player of the year at the end of his debut campaign.