Date: 2nd September 2019 at 12:35pm
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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.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that a medical has been completed and an English club is poised to sign Ibrox forward.