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Rangers chances of catching Celtic dealt a blow as top transfer target says ‘No’

As Celtic plan for the summer under Brendan Rodgers, Rangers are planning to play catch up with their summer rebuild.

The Ibrox club have been linked with various players being  added to their squad 

But one of them won’t be Cyriel Dessers, according to reports in Italy. The forward from Belgium has been widely regarded as the player Beale wants to assist replace departing players like Alfredo Morelos. But according to reports from Italy, things appear to have hit a roadblock.  

According to Calcio Mercato via the Daily Record, the Cremonese forward has rejected Rangers. In light of the rising attention, it is said that the 28-year-old “would prefer to stay in Italy.” This month, it was reported that Torino might be involved in trying to buy Dessers.

But wherever he ends up, it’s not with the Rangers. It’s a setback for Beale and his aspirations of strengthening the forward areas.

With Morelos now officially left the club, Beale is left Antonio Conakry, who he clearly doesn’t fancy, and Kemar Rooney who has spent more time on the treatment table than on the pitch.

Aw well, Beale needs to move onto his plan B and find another freebie to help build his challenge to Celtic.