Rangers remain interested in £12m Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy as he looks for first-team assurances and his contract runs down at St. James’ Park.
That’s according to the Chronicle, who believe that both Murphy and the Magpies are interested in a new deal but Newcastle’s “resolve” could be tested in the winter window.
The report claims that Rangers remain “keen” on 25-year-old Murphy, who was heavily linked to Ibrox in the summer [Daily Record] before resurrecting his Newcastle career.
Signed for the eyewatering £12m fee from Norwich back in 2017 [Daily Mail], Murphy has struggled to hold down a first-team place in the northeast over the last four seasons.
As he entered the final year of his deal his time with the club looked to be coming to an end after loan spells with West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday.
But Murphy – who has been capped up to U21 level with England – impressed in pre-season with Steve Bruce’s side and has had a bit-part role at the club this season.
The winger has made four Premier League starts for the club this season, seven appearances in total, scoring once for the side in the English top flight.
Murphy has also made three appearances in the EFL Cup, scoring another goal for the club in cup competition.
The winger also has two assists to his name in all competitions but has found chances at a premium so far this season.
Rangers can sign a pre-contract agreement with the winger as of January, but Newcastle may be more inclined to either sign up the wide man or move him on for a fee.
Murphy isn’t the only pacey winger being linked with a move to Ibrox in the press either – Rangers are also said to be battling French, German and Italian clubs for a pacey Paris-born wide man.