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Aidan Smith

Michael Beale opens up on Rangers contract talks and possible transfer incomings

Michael Beale admits contract talks with key Rangers stars are continuing but was coy when probed for more detail. 

The Ibrox boss said before the international break he’d use the time to discuss next season with the likes of Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and others who are out of contract. 

And while those talks did take place, there is still more conversation to be had before any more information is released about the outcome. 

He said: “There’s been a lot of work the last couple of weeks in speaking to players in house and also us sitting down and looking more towards the recruitment of next year as well.  

“Unfortunately for you guys, I'm not telling you anything today, but we have been talking. As soon as we've got something to share, we will share it. I think the most important thing is that we have those conversations in house and they remain private until everyone's on the same page. 

“Nothing's changed in in relation to Kent and Morelos. They're both training well. They're both available for selection and and again, I think both those boys, you're more than welcome to ask me every week and get the same answer. But no, we spoke to them and it's still ongoing.” 

Pushed further, Beale insisted that he’s happy with both the situation with the players’ deals and the amount of money he has to spend in the summer. 

“We are very aligned and I have a strong relationship with Ross,” he admitted. “We are clear on our decisions and will select the correct moment to communicate this. We have money to spend - a good amount for a Rangers manager, I think, and I'm really positive about the summer and the future. 

"I appreciate that everyone wants us to communicate outwards which players we're signing and things like that. But it doesn't work like that. We have 10 games to go so I have to be respectful, to the players inside as well." 

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