Rangers have played down links between them and Burnley forward Scott Arfield, according to a report.
The Daily Record detailed a major development in their live transfer blog on Thursday [08:13pm] after the Mirror claimed that the Light Blues have become interested in Premier League attacker Arfield, 29, as his current deal at Turf Moor is set to expire at the end of the season.
It is now understood that Rangers are not in fact in the hunt to sign the former Falkirk wide-forward, who has recently been offered a new deal to extend his stay at Burnley by manager Sean Dyche.
“We have had talks with him, he’s sat tight on an offer,” said Dyche, as quoted by the Mirror. “We’ll keep our open minds to what comes next.”
West Ham and Crystal Palace are both said to be interested in signing up the 11-times Canada international at some point in the January transfer window.
Football Insider verdict
Rangers probably do not need another left-sided winger in the squad at the moment now that Jamie Murphy and Josh Windass are both on the books at Ibrox. Declan John has also proved he is handy at playing in the more advanced role on the left-hand side, and when Lee Wallace is back from injury, that may be something that Graeme Murty looks to do in some games. Arfield is a decent enough player but Rangers can’t compete with the money in the Premier League. Burnley, Palace and West Ham should all have the funds to offer the Canada international a better deal than what could be stumped up at Ibrox.