Luton Town and Southampton transfer boost as Rangers boss addresses Bristol City links

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Zak Vyner has been linked with a move away from Bristol City this transfer window - but one club have confirmed their stance.

Michael Beale says that Rangers will not be pursuing a move for Bristol City defender Zak Vyner.

Vyner was linked with a move to the Scottish Premiership giants among other clubs, but a move to Ibrox is not on the cards, despite Beale's public admission that defence is an area that needs strengthening. It was reported on the weekend by the Bristol Post cthat Luton Town and Southampton are also interested in the versatile defender.

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He is out of contract at the end of the season, following City's decision to activate a year in his contract. No new discussions however have taken place so far with the defender about extending his stay. Vyner has been offered a new contract, but has yet to sign it. Club CEO Phil Alexander did admit that one of his tasks this summer would be to discuss extending Vyner's stay at the club.

Rangers though is not an interested party, as when asked about the rumours, the Gers boss Beale said: “No there’s no truth in that whatsoever.”

The 26-year-old has become an important player for the Robins, and was voted among his peers as the Player of the Year at the end-of-season awards. He has been ever present for City this season, appearing in both league matches, as well as the 5-1 win over Oxford United in the Carabao Cup.

Bath-raised Vyner has been at the club since 2004, graduating from the clubs impressive academy, and to date has gone on to make 146 appearances for the club with three goals and four assists. He has appeared a total of 159 times in the Championship, and also had experience in Scotland with Aberdeen.

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