Rangers are “not interested” in signing Peterborough defender Ronnie Edwards despited widespread reporting to the contrary.

That’s according to leading Rangers fan media partners Heart & Hand, who claim that the links to Ronnie Edwards are wide of the mark as things stand.

This comes after the BBC initially reported that Rangers were competing with Premier League duo West Ham and Bournemouth for the defender’s signature.

That reporting has generated much coverage surrounding Rangers and Ronnie Edwards as Peterborough drum up the defender’s price tag.

The Posh have confirmed interest in the centre-back from a trio of Premier League clubs whilst the League One side’s chairman has previously claimed the England youth star is potentially a £70m player.

With West Ham’s pursuit of Harry Maguire also collapsing, it means the Hammers are in a stronger position to generate the kind of finances it would take to complete a deal.

It all pointed to suggestions of Rangers interest being a tad ambitious and the comments from Heart & Hand on the Ronnie Edwards links are somewhat predictable.

Ronnie Edwards not a Rangers defender target

Whilst the young England star looks to be out of the Ibrox club’s reach, manager Michael Beale has previously suggested the Gers are looking to sign a centre-back in this window.

“There’s a lot of speculation about it,” Beale said.

“But look, it’s an area we may look to do something. We’re speaking to different players. But at this moment in time I’ve got to make sure it makes us stronger.

“The options I’m looking at, their teams don’t want to lose them either.”

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As the links to Ronnie Edwards are quashed, Rangers boss Michael Beale has also claimed that reported interest in Harry Souttar and Zak Vyner is wide of the mark.

Reports do continue to surround towering Millwall centre-back Jake Cooper, with the Championship side determined to keep hold of the defender.

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