Rangers to miss out on signing £7m-rated English winger

Liverpool will not budge on their position regarding Ryan Kent, and the attacker will not be allowed to join Rangers on loan.

Reports in Scotland claimed that the 22-year-old, whose only first-team appearance for the Premier League club came in an FA Cup tie back in January 2016, was ready to try to force a move back to Glasgow, where he had a successful spell last year.

However, Liverpool’s stance has been clear from the start of the transfer window in that they see no value for them or the winger in allowing him to return on loan and that will not change.

The Champions League winners’ preference is to cash in on the winger and they are looking for £7 million – a figure Rangers cannot meet.

Jurgen Klopp last month outlined the Merseysiders’ reasoning, saying: “Going back? If Rangers can buy him. The time is over giving him on loan.

“At a specific age, a player needs to find a place to settle and stuff like this. A loan is not planned.”

Despite claims Ryan Kent may “down tools” at Anfield to force through a move, that the 22-year-old’s behaviour has been exemplary.

Two other players who will also not be leaving on loan in this window are youngster Bobby Duncan and centre-back Dejan Lovren, who has fallen behind Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in the race to be Virgil van Dijk’s partner in the heart of the defence.