Report: Rangers stars James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn reject new contracts

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring their fourth goal

Rangers duo James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn have reportedly snubbed new deals at Ibrox.

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Kilmarnock's Steven SmithRangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Kilmarnock's Steven Smith

According to The Guardian, Rangers stars James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn have rejected new deals to stay at Ibrox - prompting interest from clubs back in England.

The Gers have been busy bringing in new signings this summer, as the likes of Clint Hill, Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar have all penned deals to join Mark Warburton's side.

Rangers' James Tavernier celebrates

However, whilst Lee Wallace signed a new deal with the club last month, keeping existing talent at Ibrox could be a problem, as Tavernier and Waghorn are believed to have snubbed new deals with the Gers.

The Guardian claim that both players were offered new contracts last month, but they were rejected the offers - and there are currently no plans for re-negotiation.

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring their fourth goal

Tavernier and Waghorn both signed for Rangers from Wigan last summer, and played key roles in the club's promotion from the Scottish Championship, as Tavernier hit a stunning 15 goals from right back, whilst Waghorn ended the campaign as the club's top scorer with 28 goals.

It's claimed that, having seen new signings Barton and Jordan Rossiter arrive on higher wages, Tavernier and Waghorn felt they deserved to be rewarded considerably for their efforts last season, but have been left disappointed by the offers made to them.

Rangers' James Tavernier heads at goal

Their situations are now believed to have triggered interest from English clubs, who will be keen to bring the two Rangers stars back south of the border after just one year in Scotland.

With some confusion over the contract situation of manager Mark Warburton too, Rangers have some deals they need to sort out with their current staff, as well as bringing in new signings.

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