Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has “no interest” in selling captain James Tavernier in the January transfer window, according to the Scottish Sun.
The newspaper claim that Newcastle United sent their “top scouts” to run the rule over the right-back during the Gers’ 2-1 win over Celtic in the Old Firm derby last weekend.
However, Gerrard is not looking to let Tavernier go midway through the season as the Light Blues look to clinch the Scottish Premiership title.
The fullback is a key player for Rangers, having scored three goals and provided 12 assists in 35 appearances. He has, though, come in for criticism for certain aspects of his performances this campaign.
Tavernier has missed a number of penalties, leading to Gerrard taking him off spot-kicks in favour of Alfredo Morelos. It must be said that decision did not have the desired effect after the Colombian missed from 12 yards in the Betfred Cup final.
The fullback’s defending has also been called into question, but he has been part of a defence that has let in just 11 goals in 19 league games.