Rangers rubbish claims they are chasing veteran defender - report
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Rangers rubbish Skrtel claims as they look for defender - report

Rangers have rubbished claims they are chasing free agent defender Martin Skrtel, according to a report, after they were linked with a move for the veteran for the third consecutive transfer window.
The Scottish Sun reports that the Light Blues have “categorically” ruled out a move for Steven Gerrard’s former team-mate after the Daily Record claimed he was on his way to Glasgow for talks.

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The Gers boss wants to add another central defender to his squad after signing George Edmundson from Oldham Athletic but it would appear that, unsurprisingly, Skrtel isn’t on his radar.
Rangers have been linked with a move for Skrtel in every window since Gerrard took the reins last summer and it simply feels like a lazy attempt at creating some buzz around him.
After Joe Worrall and Gareth McAuley left the club this summer, there’s a need to add defensive reinforcements but Skrtel would be a particularly expensive addition for what would likely be a backup.

Connor Goldson and Niko Katic are the obvious choice to start the season as Gerrard’s first-choice defensive pairing – with Goldson’s place virtually guaranteed already.

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Katic might have a little bit more to do but after impressing over the last 12 months, the Croatian will be hoping for a prolonged run in the team.
While it’s clear that Gerrard definitely wants a new defender, it seems a safe bet that it won’t be Skrtel.

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