By Wayne Veysey

15th Jun, 2021 | 1:28pm

Sources: Major update on Rangers bid to sign Osayi-Samuel as Fenerbahce respond

Rangers are set to miss out on signing winger Bright Osayi-Samuel for a second consecutive window, Football Insider understands.

The Scottish giants were in the race for the 23-year-old in January only for Fenerbahce to beat leading English and Scottish clubs to a deal.

Rangers have approached Fenerbahce about signing Osayi-Samuel just six months later amid reports they are cash-strapped and willing to offload top stars.

But a source has told Football Insider the Turkish club have no plans to sell the former QPR star in the current window and have privately issued a hands-off warning.

Football Insider first revealed last summer the Ibrox outfit were keen on signing Osayi-Samuel on a pre-contract deal as he entered the final 12 months of his QPR contract.

Instead, he opted for a January switch to Fenerbahce and he has played 19 times for his new club as they finished third in the Super Lig and qualified for the Europa League.

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The 23-year-old is a graduate of Blackpool’s academy but made the move to QPR in 2017.

He scored 13 goals and provided 13 assists in 115 games across all competitions in his four-year spell with the Championship outfit.

Osayi-Samuel would have offered Rangers more competition down the right-hand side of their front three.

Steven Gerrard rarely trusts Ianis Hagi to start the big games despite him scoring eight goals and laying on 15 assists in the recently-completed campaign.

The Chief executive of his former club Viitorul Constanta, as quoted by the Glasgow Times, claimed both Sevilla and Lazio were tracking the Romanian.

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