The Rangers have knocked back three bids on starlet Kai Kennedy as English Premier League teams chase the star.

The 19-year-old just signed a new Ibrox deal earlier this year to keep him with the Premiership champions until 2023.

However, Record Sport understands that West Ham, Norwich and an unnamed French side have all taken a playmaker approach.

Rangers have stood firm and closed any interest in the window so far and are still keen to keep the talent on their books.

It remains to be seen whether he will spend the season in the top division or whether he will be loaned out.

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Kennedy spent the last season on loan with Inverness Caley Thistle and Raith Rovers and impressed during his time in the championship.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has spoken a lot about Kennedy and raved about the Scottish youth cap after adding him to his first-team roster in 2019.

He said, “People look at Kai like he’s that little, non-man player, but he’s been training like a man all week.

“He was the most consistent and a fabulous little player. It wasn’t just a symbolic gesture because he’s a kid.”

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Sporting director Ross Wilson praised the starlet, saying after writing his latest deal: “Kai has stressed over and over again in all of our conversations that being a successful Rangers player is his ultimate goal and we are delighted that we have a clear plan that enables it. ” him to realize the ambition he has pursued as a young lad since joining our academy.

“He has developed beyond our B-Team and now has to develop and influence a lot at the first team level. We were pleased with his performance in Inverness and thank John Robertson for his work with Kai. ”

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