By Wayne Veysey

25th Aug, 2020 | 3:00pm

Rangers make approach to sign forward who cost £10m in 2017 - Ibrox Exclusive

Rangers have made an approach to sign Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy, Football Insider can reveal.

The Glasgow giants face competition from multiple clubs south of the border to land the wide man, 25, in this window.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Rangers have registered their interest in Murphy as they look to strengthen their attacking options.

A deal is some way off, not only because Rangers are not sure over Ryan Kent’s future, but because of the competition for Murphy’s signature.

Leeds United are set to table an improved offer for Kent after their opening bid of £8.5m rising to £10m was knocked back by the Glasgow giants..

Newcastle are set to given the green light for Murphy to go out on loan again after he spent the last 18 months at Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom.

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He had a fine campaign for the Owls last terms, with his 39 Championship appearances yielding nine goals and six assists.

Murphy accepts his chances of forcing his way back into Steve Bruce’s side are remote and he has now entered the final year of his Newcastle contract.

He has made only 41 senior appearances for the north-east giants since arriving from Norwich City for £10m in the summer of 2017.

Murphy, who has been capped six times by England at Under-21 level, is predominantly a right winger but can play in any of the attacking positions behind the main centre-forward.

In other Rangers news, we have exclusive reaction amid £14m Ryan Kent bid claim as Leeds United up the ante.