Southampton have made Rangers right-back James Tavernier a January transfer target, according to The Express.
Cedric Soares, rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, is heading to Inter Milan on loan this month, leaving Saints in the market for a right-sided defender and the paper reckons they are willing to do business for the Rangers captain.
The report says the English Premier League would need to start the bidding at £8m, with Rangers not keen on letting one of Steven Gerrard’s most important players leave mid-season.
Tavernier is having an exceptional season and losing him would be a bitter blow at any price considering we are in the middle of a genuine Scottish Premiership title race.
The defender has scored 9 goals and assisted an increidble 14 times in Rangers colours this season, proving himself to be one of the most effective attacking players in the entire country, in any position.
He signed a contract late last year, which firms up Rangers’ position, but if a club arrive with big money in the final few days of the transfer window, would we be able to resist?