Rangers midfielder Kamara pursued by Arsenal before knock-back

By Wayne Veysey

7th Sep, 2021 | 7:00am

Revealed: Arsenal made move to re-sign Kamara and how Rangers star reacted

Arsenal made a move for Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara during the recently-shut window, Football Insider understands.

The Premier League giants registered their interest in the Ibrox contract rebel as they looked to recruit a new central midfielder earlier in the summer.

Ibrox sources has told Football Insider that Arsenal shortlisted Kamara, 25, as a potential target and were offering him a five-year deal.

But a deal did not get off the ground and the Premier League outfit eventually signed Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht for around £16m.

It is believed that Kamara was interested in hearing what Arsenal had to say amid doubts over his long-term Rangers future.

He has revealed talks have been held over extending his agreement and Steven Gerrard claimed earlier this month “there’s a real strong, good offer on the table for Glen”.

But Kamara has yet to put pen to paper and suggested while on international duty that his future remains some way from being resolved.

He said: “There have been talks and they have been on-going. We will see what happens. I can’t really tell you much and I can’t really say more about that. Let’s see what happens.”

Kamara has been an integral part of Gerrard’s Rangers side since joining in January 2019 for just £50,000.

He has featured 112 times across all competitions, with six of those appearances coming this season.

His dynamism and work ethic have won hearts and minds at Ibrox and caught the eye of Arsenal, where he graduated from their academy to pen his first professional contract in 2014.

He made just one senior appearance for the Gunners, in a League Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday in October 2015.

Kamara spent time on loan with Southend and Colchester before signing for Dundee in July 2017.

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