A source at Rangers had reportedly told Football Insider that the club have rejected “a number of bids” from a range of clubs south of the border for defender George Edmundson.

Edmundson, 23, joined Rangers from Oldham Athletic in 2019 in a £650k deal and has gone on to make 19 appearances in total for the side.

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The future of Rangers defender George Edmundson is unsure ahead of the summer transfer window opening. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Whilst the report fails to mention any of the clubs said to be interested in George, the defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Wayne Rooney’s Derby County.

Edmundson helped to stave off relegation for the Rams whose status as a Championship club was rescued after the last day 3-3 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

In total Edmundson made 10 appearances for the Pride Park club but has since returned to Ibrox with some debate regarding the player’s future.

Edmundson and teammate Jordan Jones were involved in a high-profile Covid-19 breach in November where the duo attended a house party in Glasgow’s west end.

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This was in breach of Covid-19 rules and the pair were caught out by police before being suspended by Rangers and handed seven-match bans by the SFA.

Whilst Edmundson went to Derby, Jones was sent to Sunderland for many bluenoses the Ibrox careers of both players hang in the balance.

Rangers are currently well-stocked in defence and manager Steven Gerrard has previously confirmed the club won’t start the season with the six centre-halves they currently have on the books.

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George Edmundson impressed during his spell at Derby County despite an injury problem disrupting his spell in the Championship. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“We have six centre backs at the moment but that won’t be the case in the summer,” said Gerrard [Glasgow Times].

George Edmundson was also back in Glasgow just in time for the club lifting 55 as he continues to count the cost of that Covid-19 breach earlier in the campaign.

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