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Rangers may look to Liverpool forward and Championship defender while Celtic knocked back again: Old Firm transfer rumours

Liverpool's Dominic Solanke
Liverpool's Dominic Solanke

Rangers have been linked with a move for another Liverpool player in the latest Old Firm transfer rumours.

Steven Gerrard has brought in 10 players as he overhauls the Gers' squad, including Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent on loan from Anfield as well as a permanent move for former Red Jon Flanagan.

And he still may go back for more from Merseyside, according to former Rangers player Derek Johnstone. Writing for the Evening Times, Johnstone tips Gerrard to go in for Dominic Solanke or a striker in a similar situation, struggling for game-time in England's Premier League. Johnstone reckons a 'natural striker' is what Rangers are missing as they bid to end Celtic's recently unchallenged reign at the top of Scottish football. Solanke moved to Liverpool from Chelsea last summer but started just five Premier League games, scoring once.

At the other end of the pitch, Gerrard's search for another defensive addition goes on. Rangers had been linked with Millwall's Jake Cooper and Blackpool's Curtis Tilt, but with neither move gathering pace, the boss could shift his attentions to Bolton's Mark Beevers. The Express claim that the Light Blues sent a scout to watch the 28-year-old during a friendly against Girona last week. The Gers were said to have bid £3m for Cooper and could instead attempt to secure Beevers as a cheaper alternative. The former Sheffield Wednesday man is in the final year of his contract. Gerrard has already added Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic to his panel but is still in the market for a left-sided centre-half.

Meanwhile at Celtic, the pursuit of John McGinn rumbles on with another rejected bid. The Hoops are said to have made three offers, of £1.5m, £1.75m and now £2m for the Hibernian midfielder, with the Edinburgh club holding fast. The Edinburgh Evening News claim Hibs value the Scotland midfield star at £4m; double Celtic's latest offer.

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