Could Rangers target be makeweight as Stoke linked to Ibrox raid?
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Could Rangers target be makeweight as Stoke linked to Ibrox raid?

Rangers winger Jordan Jones is reportedly set to be subject to a £1m bid from Championship outfit Stoke as Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill looks for a link-up with his Ulster wide man.

According to the Daily Mail, the Potters are preparing the seven-figure offer to bring the winger – who’s had a frustrating first few months at Ibrox – to the Britannia.

But should Rangers use a reported target Ibrox from Stoke City as a makeweight in any deal if Stoke City choose to pounce?

Jordan Jones’ early Ibrox career was defined by a red card in September’s 2-0 defeat to Celtic. A rash tackle on Patrick Bauer resulted in the Northern Irish winger being injured for almost four months. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers are said to be battling Celtic [Independent] for the signature of highly-rated Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Cross-border compensation rules mean that either Old Firm club would pay considerably less in cross-border fees than the host of English Premier League clubs also said to be interested.

Stoke were forced to pay Manchester City up to £1.75m for the striker after he moved from the Premier League giants to Stoke in 2017.

Should Stoke move for Jones, given Rangers interest in Tyrese Campbell should the club suggest using him as a makeweight in the deal?

That’s if Stoke don’t consider the 20-year-old striker too important to their Championship season regardless of how much they receive for him in the summer.

Stoke forward Tyrese Campbell is hot property at the moment and has been linked to Rangers, Celtic and a host of Premier League clubs. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Campbell has scored four goals for Stoke since being October as the former Premier League outfit look to stave off relegation.

Stoke are currently 21st in the Championship as O’Neill looks to salvage the club’s future in England’s second tier after taking over in November.