Report: Rangers' James Tavernier pursued by Premier League trio

James Tavernier of Rangers controls the ball during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers defender James Tavernier is reportedly wanted by a host of Premier League clubs.

James Tavernier of Rangers controls the ball during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to The Mirror, Burnley, Everton and Swansea City are interested in signing Rangers defender James Tavernier this summer.

Tavernier, 27, joined Rangers from Wigan Athletic back in the summer of 2015, and has become one of Mark Warburton's best signings during his stint at Ibrox.

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The right back has hit 26 goals in 143 games for Rangers, boasting an impressive attacking record for a full back, whilst he has even worn the captain's armband in 2018.

Tavernier only signed a new contract with Rangers in February, but it now seems that a host of teams want to lure him back to England this summer.

James Tavernier of Rangers scores a penalty during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Mirror report that Swansea City are particularly keen to secure Tavernier's signature this summer, but Burnley and Everton are also keen.

Swansea were strongly linked with both Andy Yiadom and Ryan Fredericks in January as they look to a future without Angel Rangel, and Tavernier may now be their top right back target.

Burnley could see Tavernier as cover for Matt Lowton, even though Phil Bardsley has another year left on his contract, whilst links to Everton seem peculiar given that the Toffees already have Seamus Coleman, Jonjoe Kenny and Cuco Martina at right back.

Rangers will hope to keep Tavernier having landed that new contract less than three months ago, but a move to the Premier League may just turn his head.

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