Livingston chief executive John Ward has called the reported £2million asking price for Rangers target Lyndon Dykes – and confirmed his side have had no offers for the striker yet.

Rangers have been strongly linked with the strike and it was suggested earlier this week that Livi would be willing to do business at around £2million – but Ward is adamant there’s no truth to that.

MURCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 11: Marco Kana of RSC Anderlecht competes for the ball with Lyndon Dykes of Livengston FC during the Friendly Match between RSC Anderlecht and Livingston FC at Pinatar Arena on January 11, 2020 in Murcia, Spain.

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He’s not naive enough to think there’s no interest in Dykes but hopes he will remain at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

“If people are going to make stuff up can they not make it £5 million? I genuinely don’t know where that [fee] came from,” Ward said, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.

“A pal of mine tweeted it to me the other day and somebody asked what the truth in it was. There’s genuinely nothing in it.

 

“I don’t doubt there’s clubs interested and looking at him but, personally, I would like to keep him and I know that Gary Holt and David Martindale like him.

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“There’s been no enquiries, he’s a big part of our plans going forward.”

Jamie Brandon of Hearts and Lyndon Dykes of Livingston compete for the ball during the Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Livingston at Tynecastle park on 04 December, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rangers

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The striker netted nine goals and eight assists in 24 Premiership games this season, as he helped Livi to a top-six finish and built up an impressive reputation.

With only one season of top-tier football under his belt it would be a massive gamble to bring him to Ibrox and if Livi want several million for him it’ll be a non-starter.

 

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