Leeds United are now said to be pole position to sign Ryan Kent after Marcelo Bielsa’s scouting mission to see the player, according to Wales Online.

The newspaper claims that Leeds United are “believed to be in the box seat” and have prioritised Kent over Harry Wilson.

It’s yet another twist in a tiresome saga which many Rangers fans are frustrated of hearing about.

Kent has been impressing in pre-season for Liverpool. (photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Unless any Leeds United move for Ryan Kent is a permanent transfer, the report also conflicts with earlier claims that Rangers had first-option on the player over a loan move [STV].

That said, Darrell Currie claimed Liverpool weren’t interested in loaning the player out with other reports claiming any transfer fee could rise to over £12m.

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The entire time Steven Gerrard has been incredibly consistent with his stance over the player’s future.

 

Whilst he’s acknowledged Rangers’ interest in the player, he reiterated recently that any move to Ibrox was “in Liverpool’s hands”.

The fact that Kent has featured in two of Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies so far, excelling in one of them, also suggests he could have a future at Anfield.

So does the fact the winger has jetted out to the USA with Liverpool as they prepare for the season ahead.

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is said to be interested in Ryan Kent. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport/Getty Images)

There’s still a chance that Kent could turn out at Ibrox, but according to the freshest reports the influence has shifted across to Leeds United.

Does that mean that the story can finally be put to bed?

Absolutely not a chance. Expect this frustrating transfer saga to rumble on a little while longer.

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