James Tavernier is heading for the Rangers exit door after rejecting the chance to hold new contract talks with the club, according to Football Insider.
The football news site claim that Ibrox chiefs want to tie the right-back down to a new deal to replace his current agreement, which expires in the summer of 2019.
Football Insider report that Tavernier, 26, does not want to negotiate a new contract and is keen to make a return to England after two-and-a-half years north of the border.
It is said that a number of Championship clubs are keen to offer the rampaging right-back a deal as the likelihood grows that he will leave Ibrox either this month or in the summer.
Tavernier joined Rangers from Wigan in the summer of 2015 and has made 121 appearances for the club, during which he has established himself as a key member of the side under three different managers.
Definitely not. Tavernier is head and shoulders above the other right-backs in the Rangers squad and is someone whom manager Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen
should be looking to build the team around. The Glasgow giants must look to offload the dead wood, not a reliable performer, who is not only solid in defence but has an excellent record
going forward, with his 121 appearances yielding an extremely impressive 21 goals and 36 assists.
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Likely to happen?
Given that Rangers’ financial status makes them vulnerable and they have already made five signings this month with one or two more to follow, don’t rule out an exit for Tavernier in the next two weeks. He is out of contract in 18 months’ time, does not appear to want to sign a new deal and is one of the Light Blues’ prize assets.
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