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Gers won't splash out despite £10m boost: Gerrard

Steven Gerrard admits Rangers' £10million Europa League windfall will not trigger a renewed swoop for Ryan Kent - but he has pulled the shutters down on any clubs looking to snatch away his top stars.

The Ibrox side landed a plum group stage draw with Portuguese giants Porto, Swiss champions Young Boys and Feyenoord of Holland.

Hopeful fans were keeping their fingers crossed that would mean Gerrard could make a fresh bid for Liverpool winger Kent after he shone during his loan stint at Ibrox last season.

But the former Anfield skipper confessed nothing has altered his old club's stance that the £7million-rated winger move on a permanent deal or not at all.

"Nothing has changed on the Ryan Kent situation," said Gerrard.

"Again we'd love to have him here but Liverpool's stance hasn't changed. So we move on and move forward."

Gerrard also confessed he is unlikely to see much of the money generated by their European progress, because the Ibrox board invested early to give his side the best shot of fighting through four qualifying rounds for the second year in succession.

"We did a lot of business in the summer," he said. "Just because we qualified doesn't mean the board are at the front door with a bag full of money for me.

"Sometimes you have to realise that they gave us the support before last night to try to put us in the position to try to qualify."

Key players Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier have both been the subject of transfer rumours over the summer.

But Gerrard says the only players who will be allowed to leave before Tuesday's transfer deadline are Jake Hastie - who is set for a loan switch to Rotherham - Jason Holt, Graham Dorrans, Joe Dodoo and Eros Grezda.

The Light Blues boss said: "None of my (top) players will be going out the door. It's too late.

"We'd leave ourselves in a really vulnerable position if we were to let one of our best players go now."

Belfast Telegraph