Rangers will only sign another senior full-back this summer if they were made an offer they can’t refuse for Borna Barisic or James Tavernier, Football Insider understands.
The Glasgow giants have no plans to add to the wide defender positions following the capture of Calvin Bassey on a pre-contract agreement last Saturday.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club are more concerned about the interest in Barisic than club captain Tavernier.
But Steven Gerrard and his staff are content with their current options and it is not deemed a priority to further fill them unless players go.
At right-back, there is cover for Tavernier in rising star Nathan Patterson, rated as a first-team regular of the future by staff, and Matt Polster.
On the other flank, Leicester City academy product Bassey will deputise for main man Barisic, while the emerging James Maxwell could also provide an option further down the line.
Gerrard gave the green light for the club to release Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan, two versatile players and key squad members.
But there is an emphasis on a squad full of specialists rather than fitting square pegs into round holes.
Interest in Tavernier has diminished compared to last summer, possibly as a consequence of his form in the second half of the recently-terminated season.
By contrast, clubs across Europe, including a number of Serie A big hitters, are keeping tabs on Barisic’s situation.
Nevertheless, Rangers are well placed to keep the left-back, 27, or at least secure a major fee for him, as he signed a new four-year contract at the end of January that ties him to the club until the summer of 2024.
Rangers have brought in Bassey as a player with the potential to develop into a first-team star as well as provide quality cover for Barisic.
In other Rangers news, here is a big update on the club signing two strikers and keeping Morelos.