EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey
Rangers are ready to submit a sensational £6million offer for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, Football Insider understands.
The Glasgow giants are stepping up their pursuit of the 22-year-old in the final 10 days of the Scottish window after being given encouragement the player is desperate to make it happen.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider the club are in talks with Liverpool over the structure of a deal that would be a season-long loan with an obligation to buy next summer.
Rangers are willing to pay £6million for Kent in a year’s time and hope that Liverpool can be persuaded to part with a player who is not in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans.
For the Scottish giants, that would represent a colossal figure for one individual player and more than they have paid for anyone since signing Mikel Arteta from Barcelona for £5.8million in 2002.
Liverpool are holding out for £10million for Kent, who they have made clear they would rather sell permanently this summer rather than offload in the sixth consecutive loan spell of his nomadic career.
The English window closed without the Premier League giants finding a new club for the attacker despite strong interest from Leeds United.
Rangers do not have the financial resources to sign the Anfield academy product now, but believe they will be in a position to do so next summer, especially if the team can end their trophy drought and sell one or two big names for major fees.
Liverpool could have their hand forced over Kent as the player has made it clear behind the scenes he is keen to force a move this window.
The winger was mysteriously absent from the Under-23s 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.