Rangers have rejected a £3m bid for new club captain James Tavernier from West Bromwich Albion, according to The Express.

Tavernier left England to join Rangers in the summer of 2015, being a part of Mark Warburton’s 2015/16 Scottish Championship winning squad.

After three years of being ever present for the Ibrox giants, Darren Moore reportedly sees him as the man to help West Brom get back to the Premier League.

The Baggies have already spent big on their defence this summer, bringing in Kyle Bartley and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

They have also kept Craig Dawson, despite him being linked with a £10m move to Watford.

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However, it is not just West Brom interested in Tavernier apparently, as Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly keen on giving Tavernier a chance in the Premier League.

Steven Gerrard, shortly after his appointment to the Ibrox hot seat, said that he would chose the English right back as his first Rangers captain.

Tavernier has been impressive since Gerrard come in, being part of a defence conceding only two goals in five games, and scoring twice himself.

If Tavernier were to leave, it would most likely be Jon Flanagan to switch from left back to full back, while Declan John plays as a number three.