Rangers will not be reigniting their interest in Millwall defender Jake Cooper after all.
Reports had claimed Rangers were back in the market for the centre-back fives years on from when the club reportedly had a £3m bid rejected.
But reports of fresh Rangers interest in Jake Cooper have now been quashed by confirmation of a new deal at the Den.
Having one year left to run on his previous deal, Rangers weren’t the only ones linked to Millwall stalwart Jake Cooper, with Leeds United also mentioned.
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But now the defender has put an end to speculation on his future by putting pen to paper in the Championship.
The centre-back has been at Millwall since 2017 and has penned a “long-term” deal with the club.
Millwall “delighted” to extend Jake Cooper deal
“It has been no secret that we have been looking to extend Jake’s contract, so we are delighted that he has re-committed his future to Millwall today,” said Alex Alrdridge, Millwall’s Director of Football Operations and Recruitment.
“Naturally, there is a lot of focus on the transfer window and new players at this time of year, but this is an equally important piece of business that removes any uncertainty surrounding Jake’s future with us.
“Jake has been an ever-present in the team since joining us in 2017 and he remains as hungry and ambitious as ever to keep driving the club forwards.”
The news also comes after Michael Beale hinted the Ibrox side could add another recruit.
Rangers appear well-stocked in defence with Connor Goldson, John Souttar, Ben Davies and Leon Balogun as things stand.
But with the injury crisis of last season fresh in the memory, centre-back has been signposted as an area of concern.
Not that this will matter to Millwall or Jake Cooper, with the 28-year-old stopper now set to stay in London for the foreseeable future.