Nigeria’s Super Eagles midfielder, Joe Aribo, has rejected a new contract offer from Rangers amid increased interest from a host of Premier League clubs, according to reports.
The Nigerian international has just 12 months remaining on his current deal at Ibrox and could walk away from the club next summer for free if he is not sold during this transfer window.
Several English clubs have monitored the 25-year-old midfielder and Gers officials could now be tempted to sell one of their star performers after refusing to extend his stay in Glasgow.
Aribo, who scored in the Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt, played more games and minutes for both club and country than anyone in world football last season.
Southampton is currently leading the race to sign Aribo, while Crystal Palace, Fulham and Aston Villa have also been quoted to be monitoring in the player.
Nottingham Forest have also joined the list of interested suitors having made the Gers star a top signing target ahead of their return to the English top-flight for the first time since 1999.
According to talkSPORT, the former Charlton attacker has turned down a contract tabled by club officials and could now be set to depart this summer.
Aribo made 57 appearances in all competitions for the Govan outfit, scoring nine goals and providing 10 assists, while also featuring regularly for his country across both of their Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifying matches.