Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that the club has rejected a transfer bid from Leeds United for Ryan Kent, claiming that the offer was below the price tag.
The Scottish club reportedly received a £10m bid for the English winger from the newly-promoted Premier League club.
Gerrard confirmed that the bid was immediately declined, wanting the forward to stay at the club.
He stated that "Hands off is the message, for sure", with Kent being "a player we admire very much here".
Gerrard also stated that the club has been in contact with Leeds, yet the "opening bid has been really strongly rejected".
The former Liverpool captain did not rule out a potential move for Kent, yet he added that Rangers will hold on to the winger as firmly as possible.
"Every player has a valuation," he added. "The way these things work is that at some point it's probably taken out of my hands, that's the reality."
However, he did confirm that the club's board stand by Gerrard's decision to hold on to Kent, claiming that "They don't want to sell."
Kent joined Rangers on loan from Liverpool in 2018, and after a season of impressive displays at the Ibrox, Rangers splashed out £7m to sign him permanently, with the Englishman signing a four-year contract.
Since the start of the season, Kent has scored twice in just four Scottish Premiership games, and is set to feature in the game against Kilmarnock on Saturday.