Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has declared he is impressed with midfielder Glen Kamara’s progress and stressed he wants the Finland international to stay at the Ibrox outfit amidst transfer talk.

The midfielder has been mentioned with leaving the club this summer, having attracted interest from multiple Premier League clubs following a brilliant Scottish Premiership winning season with the Gers.

Amidst the growing speculation around his long-term future, it emerged on Thursday that Glen is close to signing a fresh deal at Rangers on improved terms.

And Rangers leader Gerrard has revealed he wants to have the player at his disposal in the upcoming campaign, as the midfielder has made great progress under the English tactician, developing into a key player.

“Glen’s progress has been brilliant and he has become a real established international player. I love the kid and the player and I want him to stay.” he told a press conference.

Steven added that the coaching staff and himself are consistently looking for marginal gains and that non-step dedication has aided them in improving all the stars.

“We are always looking for marginal gains, we are a coaching staff that has a lot of meetings. It is non-stop in terms of giving everyone the support they need to improve all of these players.”

Glen, who missed this week’s 2-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to the Allsvenskan outfit Malmo though suspension, will be available for selection away against Dundee United at the weekend in the league.

Elsewhere, Eredivisie club Feyenoord are ready to offer players in a bid to bring Heerenveen’s asking price for Rangers-linked Joey Veerman down.

The 22-year-old star has been strongly mentioned with a move to the Gers during the ongoing transfer market, with Steven Gerrard said to be a huge admirer.

However, the Scottish Premiership winners face significant competition for the player’s signature this summer in the shape of the Dutch top-flight club Feyenoord.

Feyenoord manager Arne Slot likes the midfielder and they are claimed to have already touched base with league rivals over a summer deal for him.

The Rotterdam-based side, though, cannot meet De Superfriezen’s asking price of €10 million and are currently looking at ways to knock the fee down.

According to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, Feyenoord are willing to offer them a player or two in exchange for the ex-FC Volendam midfielder.