By Adefunmiloye Alani

25th Aug, 2021 | 3:10pm

Newcastle have done extensive homework on Rangers ace Glen Kamara

Newcastle United are keen on signing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara ahead of the transfer deadline, according to TEAMtalk

The Magpies are doing homework on other players as a big offer could force them to sell Isaac Hayden, and the Finland international midfielder is one player they have already done extensive work on.

A late bid from Newcastle for the Rangers ace cannot be ruled out, but the Premiership giants are hopeful of tying the 25-year-old down to a new long-term deal.

Interesting days ahead

Kamara is not short of interests in the Premier League, and TEAMtalk claim that the likes of Arsenal, West Ham United, Leeds United and Wolves are also keeping close tabs on him.

Newcastle moving for the Finnish star will depend on whether they can complete a major sale, and things could get interesting in the final six days of the transfer window.

Having missed out on Champions League group stage football, Steven Gerrard’s side could be forced to sell some of their key players if a tangible offer is tabled.

It is no secret that the Rangers star wants to play at the top level [The Athletic], and Newcastle could be offering him that opportunity.

However, given their frequent relegation battles and struggles, remaining at Ibrox where Europa League football and silverware could be available this season would be a wiser decision.

The bigwigs across Europe will come calling next summer if he does well again this season, and guiding Finland to the World Cup would massively boost his chances of completing a big move.

In other Rangers news, Bears set eight-figure Nathan Patterson demand amid £5m Everton bid.