By Richard Parks
Swansea City lead the chase ahead of Everton in to sign Rangers right-back James Tavernier, according to a report.
The Mirror’s live transfer blog (Saturday, 9.41pm) claims that the Premier League clubs are keen to land Tavernier even though he penned a new deal earlier this year.
It is said that Swansea are in the driving seat in the race for the 27-year-old, although there is also interest from Burnley.
The Mirror report that there are “riches” on offer from the Premier League clubs and Rangers will be unable to resist as they cash in on the Englishman this summer.
Football Insider verdict:
Of all the Rangers players, none are more consistent or of a higher standard than Tavernier. Indeed, he is probably the only member of the squad who is good enough to play regularly for a Premier League side, although Declan John, Josh Windass, Ross McCrorie and Josh Windass could eventually develop to reach that level. Tavernier is good enough now, and, as Rangers’ outstanding player since their top-flight return, it is easy to see why he is in demand. An auction for the right-back’s services would suit them down to the ground and they will be confident of securing a fee of above £3million after he signed a new deal in February that runs until 2021.