Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is desperate to tie Glen Kamara down to a new contract amid fears that the midfielder could leave in January, TEAMtalk understands.
Kamara, 24, – signed for Rangers for a nominal fee from Dundee in 2019 after he agreed a pre-contract.
However, he has risen to become a fantastic part of Gerrard‘s side at Ibrox in recent months. Indeed, he played a key role in helping the Gers beat Celtic in last weekend’s Old Firm derby.
But while the Finland international has over two years left on his contract, TEAMtalk understands that Gerrard harbours fears that the player could leave when the transfer window re-opens.
Eastern European giants Dinamo Moscow and Dynamo Kiev both expressed an interest in the summer. Meanwhile, Burnley, Brighton, Newcastle, Sheffield United and Brentford also made checks.
However, TEAMtalk also understands even more clubs have watched him in recent weeks, including Leeds, Everton, Southampton, Monaco, Lille and Borussia Dortmund.
Kamara, who developed in Arsenal’s youth ranks, has appeared 69 times for Rangers to date. That run includes playing in all but two of the Gers’ games in all competitions this season.
The midfielder, who has 21 caps for his country, has chipped in with two goals and three assists.
Rangers’ win over Celtic capped off a fantastic start to the season for last season’s Premiership runners-up.
Gerrard’s men are yet to lose in 12 top-flight matches, keeping nine clean sheets. Indeed, Kamara has had a vital role to play in preventing his side leaking goals.
As such, the Ibrox club sit six points clear at the Premiership summit ahead of Celtic, who have a game in hand.
Former Everton star to reject Championship interest
Meanwhile, TEAMtalk also understands that former Everton striker Oumar Niasse has offers on the table from clubs in the Middle East.
The 30-year-old left Goodison Park earlier this year as a free agent, after his Toffees contract expired.
And while Everton could not sell him for a fee, he has attracted a plethora of interest since entering free agency.