Millwall defender Jake Cooper is being targeted by Scottish giants Rangers ahead of the new season, according to The Daily Express. 

Current Rangers centre back Bruno Alves is edging ever closer to the exit door at Ibrox, and Gerrard has identified Cooper as the Portuguese internationals replacement.

It is understood that Alves is destined for Italy and is set to sign for Parma.

Rangers have already signed new two defenders in this current window, with the additions of Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic.

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This gives the former Liverpool captain the option of playing three at the back with the arrival of the new defenders.

Cooper is rated extremely highly at The Den and Rangers are prepared to pay in excess of £1m, but this still falls short of the Lions valuation.

The centre back came through the ranks at Reading and he made 42 appearances for the first team during his time at the Madejski Stadium.

He was loaned out to Millwall during the January transfer window of 2017 and he made his move permanent following the Lions promotion to the Championship.

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He signed a three year deal with the club last summer and has two years remaining on his current contract.

Cooper was a vital part of Millwall’s fantastic second half of the season and Neil Harris will want to keep a settled squad together for next campaign.

The Millwall man has represented England at a number of youth levels, most recently turning out for the Under 20’s in 2016.

It appears that Rangers wont give up on signing the defender and Millwall’s resolve is sure to be tested during the last month of the transfer window.

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