Rangers now face Premier League competition as Brentford reportedly enter the Ross Stewart fray as talks over a new deal stall at Sunderland.

That’s according to the Sun, who are claiming the Bees have one eye on the Scotland international striker following an injury to star man Ivan Toney.

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Toney scored in the club’s 2-0 victory over London rivals West Ham but was eventually stretchered off in a major blow to the club’s chances.

That report also claims that talks regarding a new deal have stalled with Sunderland having already offered Ross Stewart the chance to triple his wages on a £10k per week deal. Stewart’s contract is set to expire in the summer as things stand.

The news comes after Stewart continued his fine form with Sunderland this season, the striker netting for the Black Cats in their 1-1 weekend draw with Blackpool.

That takes ex-Ross County striker Ross Stewart to nine goals in 11 Championship games this season and it is little wonder Brentford are taking notice.

Rangers have been extensively linked with a move for Stewart since the summer with the latest reports suggesting Sunderland could demand up to £10m for the player.

Having been linked to the likes of Middlesbrough and even Olympiakos in the past, when you add Brentford into the mix it appears Ross Stewart has no shortage of suitors.

Rangers currently have three players in the striker position with Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Antonio Colak the club’s main options up top.

However, with Morelos’ contract up come the end of the season and Roofe a routine injury problem, it has several wondering if the striker position will be invested in over the next two windows.

Sunderland striker Ross Stewart certainly represents an interesting option but it’s clear Rangers could face competition with the likes of Brentford just one of a number of names to be linked.

Meanwhile, could Rangers fill their homegrown quote by adding an ex-Ibrox star to the club’s ranks?

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