Blackpool are in talks to bring Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick to the club on a permanent basis.

The 26-year-old has been on loan at Bloomfield Road since the start of the season, helping the Tangerines maintain their promotion push with the club currently fourth in League One.

As it stands, Alnwick will return to Ibrox at the end of the season but Seasiders boss Simon Grayson wants to keep him in Lancashire permanently, according to Football Insider.

They say that discussions between the two clubs to arrange a transfer for Alnwick have already begun with Blackpool keen to secure a deal in January as opposed to at the end of the season.

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Last month, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers said they would listen to offers in January for the shot stopper because as it stands he can leave the SPL side for free next summer with his contract due to expire.

Alnwick, who has played for the likes of Port Vale, Scunthorpe United and Newcastle United, has reignited his career under Simon Grayson.

He has conceded just 22 goals and started every single Blackpool league game this season with the club aiming to return to the Championship after a four-year absence.