Fulham are keeping a close eye on Rangers winger Ryan Kent after he turned down a new contract north of the border last month.

The long-term Craven Cottage target is eyeing a return to the Premier League after coming through the Liverpool youth set up. The Oldham-born wide man only made one first-team appearance for the Reds – in a 2-2 draw with Exeter City in the FA Cup in 2016 – and spent time on loan at Coventry, Barnsley, Freiburg and Bristol City before moving to Ibrox, initially on loan in 2018.

The 25 year-old, who made his loan move permanent in 2019 for £6.5m, has scored 31 goals in 187 appearances for Rangers and found the net thirteen times in all competitions as Steven Gerrard’s side won the Scottish Premiership in 2021 – ending Celtic’s pursuit of ten titles in a row – before being part of the side that reached the Europa League final the following year. Kent, renowned for his dribbling ability, can play on either wing as well as in the number ten role or as a second striker.

The former England under-20 international, criticised this campaign for a failure to provide in the final third, remains the Scottish top flight’s leading creator of chances this term. Kent could sign a pre-contract with an English or European outfit in January ahead of a summer move and Fulham, who scouted him extensively during his loan spell with Rangers, may see the versatile forward as an attractive addition to their squad after Neeskens Kebano ruptured his Achilles in training at Motspur Park this week.