Rangers manager Mick Beale has ruled out a move for Bristol City defender Zak Vyner as he says there is ‘no truth whatsoever’ in the speculation. 

Ahead of Saturday’s 4-0 thumping of Livingston at Ibrox – a game in which new signings Sam Lammers, Danilo, Abdallah Sima and Kieran Dowell all hit the back of the net – the Rangers boss admitted that there could still be room in his squad for another centre-half before the window closes. 

Reports from south of the border suggesting that Zak Vyner could be on his way to Glasgow, then, seemed to make sense on paper. Vyner, after all, is not only the sort of commanding, ball-playing centre-half Beale likes, he should also be rather affordable. 

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Much to the frustration of Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson, there has been no movement yet on a contract extension. Vyner’s current deal expires in the summer of 2024. 

But, when quizzed on those Vyner links on Monday, Beale was quick to rule out a move.

“(There is) no truth in that whatsoever,” he said, via Glasgow Times

Rangers have also been linked with Millwall’s Jake Cooper. The 6ft 6ins colossus was a target for the Gers during Beale’s first spell at the club, the Glasgow giants failing with a £3 million bid during the summer of 2018. 

“There is a lot of speculation about (signing another centre-half),” Beale said last week, via Football Scotland. “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.”

Reports suggesting that Jonathan Panzo could be on his way to Ibrox have gone quiet of late. Panzo was reportedly one of Beale’s top targets at the start of the summer but remains at Nottingham Forest for the time being.

Auston Trusty, meanwhile, swapped Arsenal for Sheffield United

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