Rangers FC transfer news: Ibrox club have not made an offer for Steven Gerrard's former Liverpool teammate Martin Skrtel
Skrtel is renowned for being a no nonsense defender
Rangers have not made a move for former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, despite contrasting reports.
Rumours in Turkey suggested the Gers had tabled a £4 million bid for the Fenerbahce defender.
However, the Scottish Sun understands that figure is way off what the Scottish side are willing to pay for the 33-year-old.
Ibrox chiefs are yet to even reach the negotiating table for the Slovakian, who played alongside new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard during their time at Anfield.
Skrtel and the former Liverpool captain formed the spine fo the Reds' team
Gerrard and new assistant manager Gary McAllister have reportedly identified the need to resolve the defensive crisis at the club in order to regain ground on Celtic.
Brendan Rodgers’ side secured their seventh SPL title in a row with a 5-0 demolition of their Old Firm rivals last month.
But Skrtel’s current boss Aykut Kocaman is in no rush to sell the experience centre-half, who featured in talkSPORT'S top 15 Premier League hardest players feature earlier this year
He said: “Martin Skrtel is an important part of the team.
“He won’t be going anywhere this summer. Why would he? He is happy here.
“He is a brave warrior. Last week against Kasimpasa, he received the worst wound I have ever seen in my football career. His head was burst open.
“But he got five stitches and played on. He had to go to hospital after the game and get several more stitches.
“This is the type of person he is. He is an inspiration.”