Rangers have tabled a bid for Brighton defender Connor Goldson, according to a report.

However the Argus newspaper claims on their website that the Premier League club have decided to reject the offer as it fell well short of their valuation of the 6ft 3in colossus.

Goldson has been a fringe player for Brighton this season, appearing just eight times across all competitions and starting just two games in the Premier League.

Football Insider verdict

Rangers’ opening offer may have fell short of Brighton’s estimations of Goldson, but that doesn’t mean that their hopes of signing him are over yet as it’s still early days and the Gers should be able to improve their offer. Given Goldson’s low ranking in the AMEX Stadium pecking order, he should be someone that the Light Blues can snap up without much fuss. The two clubs also have some kind of working relationship between them already with Jamie Murphy on loan at Ibrox from Brighton. Not a lot is known about Goldson over the last few years. The 25-year-old has made around 160 appearances in his senior career with Cheltenham, Shrewsbury and Brighton. It’s obvious that he is below the required level in the Premier League and it was hard to judge how he would have done in the club’s promotion winning campaign last year as he underwent heart surgery and missed a lot of action.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are firmly in the running to sign this £120,000-a-week Liverpool star in the summer.

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