Brighton are reportedly ready to test the resolve of Rangers to keep captain James Tavernier and Glen Kamara this summer. New Seagulls boss Graham Potter is understood to have been keeping a close eye on the duo for some time but didn’t have the funds at old club Swansea to facilitate any deals.
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The Swans were thought to be competing with Rangers for Kamara’s signature in January but eventually missed out of as the Ibrox outfit snapped him up for a fee of £50,000 from Dundee. Teamtalk are now reporting that Potter will push for Brighton to table an offer for both Kamara and Tavernier as he looks to put his own stamp on the squad, but Rangers won’t let the pair leave willingly.
Light Blues boss Steven Gerrard has made it clear he does not want his skipper Tavernier to be allowed to go and it is understood his current club are working on a bumper new deal. Brighton have a long-standing interest in Tavernier having been linked with a move in January and the Seagulls will hope their superior financial power can tempt the right-back to move to the south coast as Bruno’s replacement.