Rangers talent James Maxwell could leave on loan in the coming weeks of the summer transfer window amid overseas and domestic interest.

According to The Athletic, Ayr United are interested in the 19-year-old defender’s services, and there is also interest from Scandinavia, Norway in signing him in the summer.

A loan transfer to the Norwegian first tier or a Scottish Premiership outfit is proving to be more likely at this point.

Last year, the likes of St Mirren, Hibernian and Sheffield United wanted to sign the ace, but the Gers wanting a compensation sum along with a future sell-on percentage led to the club cooling their interest in the talented left-back.

Still only 19, James has plenty to learn and could shine his skills as a regular first-team player at a top-flight club.

While fans would prefer him to stay in the country so it’d be easier to keep an eye on the talent, a move to Norway would not be the worst idea either.

Thus far, he has enjoyed just one stint out on loan and that has been at Scottish outfit Queen of South where James played incredibly well.

The player established himself as a regular and made 32 appearances in all competitions.

Having moved to the Ibrox three years ago in the aftermath of Falkirk’s youth sector being scrapped, the teen has gone from strength to strength to become one of their academy’s top-rated prospects.

Per the Gers’ official website, Head of Academy Craig Mulholland said: “He has had a fantastic Academy journey over the last two years.

“We’re excited to see him develop into a quality player and hopefully, be a regular in the senior team in the future.”

Elsewhere, Rangers may want to snap up Northampton Town sensation Caleb Chukwuemeka, but it is Aston Villa who have made the first move to land him.

That’s according to the British newspaper the Daily Mail, who claim that Villa have launched a first offer to sign the teenage attacker.

However, League Two outfit Northampton have snubbed the approach in spite of knowing that the player can walk away from the club in the January transfer window.

His youth contract with the Cobblers will be no longer valid in the winter, and he has yet to pen a professional deal at Sixfields.