Rangers are set to sign Todd Cantwell after talks with the midfielder; Norwich City agree a deal for the 24-year-old to join Ibrox club; several Championship teams were interested in the England U21 player
Wednesday 25 January 2023 15:20, UK
Todd Cantwell is set to join Rangers after the Ibrox club agreed a deal with Norwich for the midfielder.
Sky Sports News understands the deal is subject to a medical, which the 24-year-old will undergo ahead of a move to Ibrox, to become Michael Beale's first signing as Rangers boss.
Cantwell, 24, was given permission to find a new club, with his contract at Carrow Road due to expire in the summer.
Several Championship clubs were interested in Cantwell, who has four England U21 caps, and was the subject of a failed bid from an unnamed Championship club.
Sky Sports News revealed last week the player had held positive talks with Rangers and was favouring a move to Ibrox ahead of the other options presented to him.
It is understood Beale is weighing up several other options as he bids to add to his squad.
"Obviously I've got more insight to it than everybody else and I realise that the fans are really wanting new players in. We're certainly working on bringing in the right ones and, as soon as we get some news, we'll certainly send it outwards," Beale told Sky Sports News.
"No news coming out [regarding transfers] doesn't mean bad news. We're all on the same page, we're working away, we're in the middle of the month and I'm really pleased with the way things are going."
Swansea forward Morgan Whittaker remains of interest to Rangers, despite having a bid for the 22-year-old rejected last week.
Whittaker has not appeared for Swansea since being recalled from his loan at Plymouth earlier this month, where he scored nine goals and provided seven assists.
A source from Swansea has told Sky Sports News that Rangers are miles away from the club's valuation and that Whittaker is likely to be involved for Swansea at QPR on Saturday.
Swansea City head coach Russell Martin, who played for Rangers in 2018, said: "We have rejected an offer from them, that's it.
"We will just have to wait and see. It's not my remit - I don't value the players, I don't negotiate with the other clubs.
"I am really bored of talking about it. I understand you have to ask the question but until someone goes I will just keep repeating the same answer."
Rangers forward Ryan Kent has told Sky Sports he is set for talks over his future at Ibrox.
The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer but after scoring in the 3-2 win over Kilmarnock revealed he will hold discussions with Beale.
"There's no decision yet and I'm just concentrating on the rest of the season, but I'll sit down with the manager to discuss further," he said.
"It's not a distraction for me. I've got full trust in the manager. He's been key for me since I was a young lad and that trust is reciprocated. He's a quality manager."
Asked if speculation on his future was a distraction, he added: "Not for myself, maybe for people discussing it on the outside. I'll just be concentrating on my game.
"The manager has been key in my in my career since I was a young lad. The trust is reciprocated between one another and he is a quality manager."
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