Report: Rangers bid for Matthew Knox rejected, Warburton wants deal done quickly

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Rangers have reportedly failed in a bid for Livingston star Matthew Knox.

According to a report from the Daily Record, Rangers have had an initial bid of £75,000 rejected for Livingston wonderkid Matthew Knox.

The Gers are expected to make a host of new signings this summer having clinched promotion to the Scottish Premiership, with Mark Warburton needing new faces to compete in the top flight.

Fans will be hoping to see players who can make an instant impact arrive at Ibrox, but manager Warburton may also be keen on adding stars of the future too.

Warburton recently took Livingston teenager Matthew Knox on trial, with a view to a possible permanent deal this summer - and it seems that the young forward impressed during his time at Ibrox, as well as against Rangers last week.

The Daily Record report that Rangers have submitted a first bid worth £75,000 for 16-year-old starlet Knox - but Livingston have rejected that offer as they hold out for double that amount.

Rangers now have to ponder whether to match the £150,000 asking price, and it's claimed that manager Warburton is keen to get the deal completed as soon as possible, given that there is also major interest from English clubs.

Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur are all believed to be keen on signing Knox this summer, and Rangers must move quickly if they are to land one of the finest young Scottish talents on a permanent basis.

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