Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has given an update on the protracted swoop for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent – and admits that an Ibrox return for Kent might not happen.
The Gers have made no secret of their desire to bring the winger back to Ibrox but Gerrard appears to be trying to dampen the speculation over a move.
Kent reported for pre-season with Liverpool with Gers fans hoping a move will happen later in the transfer window but it seems that a move is very much up in the air.
“The only way we’ll have a conversation is if Liverpool phone and say he’s available to go on loan,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I would be repeating myself if I said that we want him. I’ve made that pretty clear.
“But that situation is in Liverpool’s hands at the moment.”
Kent was in blistering form for the Gers last season, winning the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and would be a welcome addition to Gerrard’s squad.
However, with a host of other options available, Gerrard isn’t hanging his hat on Kent’s return so should be fine if a move doesn’t happen.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if Liverpool weren’t to make a decision over Kent’s future for another month or so as they step up their own preparations for the new season.