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Report: Chelsea's Jake Clarke-Salter met with Steven Gerrard to discuss Rangers move

Jake Clarke-Salter of Vitesse during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Vitesse Arnhem and FC Groningen at Gelredome on August 12, 2018 in Arnhem, The Netherlands

Steven Gerrard tried to sign defender for Rangers but he chose against Ibrox switch.

Jake Clarke-Salter of Vitesse during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Vitesse Arnhem and FC Groningen at Gelredome on August 12, 2018 in Arnhem, The Netherlands

Steven Gerrard met with Jake Clarke-Salter to discuss a Rangers loan move this summer, The Guardian report.

Clarke-Salter chose against a switch to Ibrox, snubbing Rangers in favour of a move to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.

 

The Chelsea youngster was part of England's World Cup under-20 winning side.

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Clarke-Salter had a brief loan spell at Sunderland last season along with Rangers loanee Ovie Ejaria.

Gerrard reportedly met with Clarke-Salter at this summer's Toulon tournament where he was in action for England and the pair discussed a potential loan transfer.

Jake Clarke-Salter of Chelsea FC smiles during a Chelsea FC International Champions Cup training session at National Stadium on July 24, 2017 in Singapore.

Clarke-Salter preferred to move to Holland, following Mason Mount's success at Vitesse last season. He has just been called into the England squad.

Defence was clearly a priority for Rangers this summer, with Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic signed permanently.

Rangers signed Joe Worrall on loan from Nottingham Forest on loan and Gareth MacAuley on a free transfer.

Kazaiah Sterling of Tottenham Hotspur and Jake Clarke-Salter of Chelsea in action during a Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur training ground...

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