By Mike Slater

14th Jul, 2022 | 7:45pm

Stoke would loath to sell Josh Tymon as Rangers circle for major transfer

Rangers are still in the race to sign Stoke City left-back Josh Tymon this summer, according to The Mirror.

The newspaper has reported on their website that the English side would be unwilling to do business up to a certain price, which would be more than £5million.

Interestingly, this has appeared on the same day that Calvin Bassey is said to have been subject of bids from Ajax and Brighton, although they were rejected [Daily Mail].

Writing for the Mirror in his latest column, David Anderson shared an interesting snippet as the Bears look to crash a deal for the defender this summer.

“Rangers are interested in Tymon and now Leeds are reportedly keen on the former Hull City academy graduate,” he wrote.

“Stoke would be loathe to lose Tymon as they aim for promotion next season and would want more than the £5million being quoted for the left-back.”

Replacement?

Of course, as the Bassey exit talk goes into overdrive, it is easy to get carried away.

If any club were to be successful in signing the Nigerian international, they would need to pay the £25million asking price, so it looks as though we are far away from that right now.

Ross Wilson is smart though and he will have a list of potential new left-backs drawn up already, and it looks as though Tymon could be top of that.

The Stoke man costing more than £5million could also be a stumbling block despite having the money to spend, with Rangers not exactly known for splashing the cash.

It all depends on the future of Bassey, so if he remains at the club, there is no chance that money would be spent on someone like Tymon to come to Glasgow.

A new playmaker remains the current priority, but we all know how quickly things can change in the window, and it doesn’t matter if Stoke don’t want to sell or not.

In other Rangers news, the Bears are set to have funds released for major new transfer activity with one exit now done