High-profile Rangers transfer offer rubbished by in the know source
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High-profile Rangers transfer offer rubbished by leading journalist

Rangers have not made an offer for Preston defender Ben Davies despite transfer reports linking the Ibrox club with a pre-contract move for the left-sided centre-back.

Davies, 27, is out on contract at the end of the season with some reports suggesting Rangers had offered a contract to both the defender and teammate Daniel Johnson.

Ben Davies is a highly rated defender but Rangers have not made a contract offer for the player, contrary to transfer reports. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Jamaican midfielder Johnson, 28, was a reported summer transfer window target for Rangers with the Ibrox side reportedly having a £1.5m bid rejected for the player [Lancashire Live].

But according to largely reputable journalist Alan Nixon, Rangers have not made a pre-contract offer for the defender.

This claim comes with Davies also reportedly interesting Celtic, Sheffield United and Genk as his deal runs down at Deepdale [Daily Mail].

Rangers are obviously well-stocked at centre-back and it seems unlikely this is an area which needs major upgrading heading into next season.

The Gers have enjoyed a largely successful season at the back with Connor Goldson being one of the club’s standout performers.

Filip Helander and Leon Balogun have also provided solid foundations for the club to build on and be successful this campaign.

Nikola Katic – a highly-rated Croatian international centre-back – and George Edmundson – another highly rated young centre-half – have also been injured or suspended for much of the season.

With the addition of Leon Balogun Rangers are well stocked in defence. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It appears unlikely that any centre-back would be coming into Ibrox unless one of these names was to be moved on in the summer.

Especially when you consider all the sounds coming out of the club suggest that one defender whose current deal is set to expire could trigger an extension by the season’s end.

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