Rangers have not tabled a bid for Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that the Light Blues are yet to even enter negotiations over signing the Slovakia international after Turkish news outlet Sabah stated that the club had offered a seven-figure fee worth £4million for the ex-Liverpool star.

However in a major development, it is now understood that Rangers would not pay anywhere near that sum for the 33-year-old, however Steven Gerrard is interested in bringing his former Anfield team-mate to Ibrox this summer.

Football Insider verdict

Rangers are probably not going to go out and spend £4million on a single player this summer, let alone one a 33-year-old who is on the final year of his contract. Skrtel will be a really good signing for the Gers if they manage to snap him up, but the noises coming out of Fenerbahce suggest that they do not want to sell the Slovakian any time soon. Gerrard has to prioritise bolstering his defence in the summer. Director of football Mark Allen will surely be drawing up a list of potential targets over the next few weeks before Gerrard officially arrives at Ibrox, however there’s no time like the present to start tabling offers and making enquiries. Skrtel may just be out of reach for Rangers at the moment, and the club could wait until later in the summer to see if Fenerbahce will change their minds over him.

In other Rangers news, with Celtic out of the way, the Gers must snap up this £3.5million-rated enforcer with bags of international and Champions League experience.

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