George Edmundson has turned down an improved contract offer from Oldham Athletic amid interest from Scottish giants Rangers, according to the Daily Express.
The Glasgow club reportedly had a £400,000 bid rejected for the 21-year-0ld earlier this week, but it is understood Edmundson is keen on a move to Scotland.
The likes of Hull City, Derby County and Stoke City are also thought to have shown an interest, but Rangers do not want to get caught up in a bidding war for Edmundson, as they feel their initial offer was reasonable enough.
Edmundson has been a star performer under Oldham’s three different managers this season, as the Greater Manchester club secured a mid-table finish in League Two.
The Oldham hierarchy are keen to tie down Edmundson on a long-term deal to maximise the value of his potential sale, but the defender appears to have already set his sights on the exit door at Boundary Park.
Edmundson, who is one of the club’s academy products, made 45 league appearances for the club last season and was involved in six goals.
Edmundson rejecting the contract offer will come as good news for Rangers, as it highlights his desire to leave the League Two club.
The Ibrox outfit are sensible to wait before submitting another offer, as it is important they do not over the odds for a player whose value could fluctuate over the course of the summer.
It appears that both Rangers and Edmundson are keen on pushing the move through, so they just need to be patient while Oldham try to negotiate the best deal possible for themselves.