A fresh report from Goal.com is claiming that Liverpool have rejected an approach from Leeds United for Ryan Kent.
The Yorkshire club was previously to said to have been interested in the player [Yorkshire Post]. The report also claims Liverpool want £12m for the winger this season.
The report cites what it describes as “sources close to the situation”. It also says that Kent’s preference is to stake a claim at Liverpool or leave for another club permanently.
It would be a major blow for Rangers to miss out on the talented 22-year-old winger. Especially considering that Kent, a fan favourite at Ibrox, was said to be inching closer to another loan move to Ibrox earlier in the week.
However, all hope is not lost. Whilst you can’t immediately discredit the work of the reputable Goal.com, a lot of this has already been said.
The talk of Liverpool’s £12m valuation is old news [Liverpool Echo]. Kent himself said he was sick and tired of being farmed out on loan and wanted a more permanent base [Daily Record]. None of this is new information.
But the later reports that Kent was closing in on a move back home to Ibrox [The Scottish Daily Mail (10/6, back page)] provided new hope that an agreement had been reached.
This pours a little cold water on the fire but doesn’t provide enough new information to completely put it out.
Well, at least for Rangers. According to Goal Leeds United have had a formal approach rejected. But it doesn’t say that Rangers have had their bid thrown out.