The Daily Mail reports that Sky Bet Championship side Swansea City want to sign Rangers right back James Tavernier this summer. Several other clubs are said to be keen on concluding a deal as well. It is understood the player is valued at £3million by his current club.

Despite that being the case, Rangers aren’t necessarily trying to force the player out of the door. New manager Steven Gerrard supposedly doesn’t want the player to leave, according to the Daily Record. However, if such an offer is produced, the club may find it hard to reject.

Tavernier is now currently out in Spain with the rest of the Rangers squad as they take part in a training camp. Next month they will encounter in UEFA Europa League qualifiers, and they will be particularly keen to get through those after failing to do so last season. Gerrard ideally wants Tavernier to remain, but certainly wishes to put his own stamp on the squad at Ibrox.

Recent social media entries by Tavernier however suggest that the 26-year-old is in good spirits. He recently got married as well, which are possible negatives to Swansea, and other clubs, hoping to snap him up this summer. He has spent the last three years with the helping, also experiencing promotions, but could possibly be tempted by a new challenge and trying to get the Swans back into the Premier League again. The offensive full back came through the ranks at Newcastle United, where he had several loan spells away, before a permanent switch to Wigan Athletic.

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