Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has distanced the Scottish club from a move for Everton midfielder Mohamed Besic.
There have been reports in Besic’s native Bosnia that the 28-year-old was poised to make the loan switch to Ibrox, with a medical having been booked, but The Athletic‘s Jordan Campbell tweeted that Gerrard had no knowledge of a deal being close:
Steven Gerrard was asked about links to Everton midfielder Mo Besic.
Said it would be news to him if he was having a medical but wouldn’t comment on the player.
Made clear that Rangers are looking at bringing in one player before the end of the window.
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) October 2, 2020
Besic has been sent out on loan for the last three seasons. He spent most of last campaign at Sheffield United but he was rarely used by Blades boss Chris Wilder. He did have a more important role during his two-year spell at Middlesbrough between 2017 and 2019 but he is very much on the periphery at Everton.
Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has not selected the Bosnian international in any matchday squad this season, and it is thought that the player will be allowed to leave if the right offer comes in. Rangers are after a holding midfield player but it remains to be seen if the Everton star is indeed a target for the Light Blues ahead of the transfer deadline.