Rangers are preparing to make a third bid for Brighton central defender Connor Goldson as Steven Gerrard refuses to take no for an answer in his pursuit of the 25-year-old, according to a report.

According to the Daily Record, the Ibrox giants are set to make a renewed attempt to bring the former Shrewsbury star to Glasgow as part of Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox revolution.

The report claims that the Gers have already had a £2million offer rejected for the defensive behemoth, although the Seagulls are prepared to do business after signing defender Leon Balogun from Mainz, leaving Gerrard with the chance to snap up his fourth signing of the summer.

Football Insider verdict:

With both sides seemingly not too far away in their valuations of Goldson, a deal will likely be done soon. The Gers desperately need new defenders after the exit of Russell Martin and David Bates and Goldson fits the bill perfectly for the Light Blues. The 25-year-old’s time at Brighton looks to be up as manager Chris Hughton adds new faces ahead of their second season in the Premier League and the Gers look to have done a good bit of business by targeting the 25-year-old. With Steven Gerrard taking the reins at Ibrox officially on Friday, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a deal for Goldson confirmed in the day or two leading up to Gerrard’s official arrival in Glasgow. The Gers will need at least one more defender if Goldson signs but it is a definite step in the right direction by the Light Blues if they can secure the 25-year-old’s signature.

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