Report: Rangers ambitiously target Daniel Bentley, will battle Premier League clubs

Rangers are reportedly keen to land Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers have joined the race to sign Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley during this summer's transfer window.

The Gers have sealed promotion to the Scottish Premiership after winning the Championship title earlier this month, and manager Mark Warburton will be looking to make a host of new signings in a bid to challenge for the Premiership title next season.

One area which could be strengthened is between the sticks, with Wes Foderingham committing a couple of errors recently, whilst Maciej Gostomski lasted just two months after signing for the club in January, and Cammy Bell has just one year left on his contract.

Now, The Scottish Sun report that Warburton is keen to add another goalkeeper to his ranks, and is looking to lure Southend stopper Daniel Bentley to Ibrox.

The 22-year-old came up through the ranks at Arsenal before joining Southend in 2008, and he has become one of the most highly-rated goalkeepers in the Football League after some superb displays for the Shrimpers.

Bentley's contract expires this summer though, and The Scottish Sun note that Rangers are ready to go up against Premier League sides like Bournemouth, Everton and Norwich City to land Bentley.

It's claimed that Warburton will promise first-team football to Bentley in a bid to swing his future in Rangers' favour, as the Gers can't compete with Premier League wages - making this one of Warburton's most ambitious transfer attempts since taking the job last summer.

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