STEVEN GERRARD is poised to sell Rangers top prospect Kai Kennedy.

The Scotland Under-19s right-sided performer – who made his first-team debut in January – has a year left on his current Ibrox deal.

The Govan gaffer had been in talks with 18-year-old Kennedy over an extension since the end of last year.

But it is believed his demands now far exceed what the club are willing to pay, according to the Scottish Sun.

Kennedy, who had been training with the top squad, has now apparently been sent back to work with the academy.

Now the Gers have informed him he can move on if an interested club match their valuation of the exciting talent.

Gerrard has previously praised the teenager and had planned to include him in his plans for the forthcoming campaign. Kennedy had been sent on as a substitute in the club’s Scottish Cup win over Stranraer at the turn of the year.

Meanwhile, Rangers’ first home league game of the season against St Mirren has been moved to Sunday, August 9.

The Ibrox men kick off with a match against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday, August 1 with the game commencing at 5.30pm.

They will then travel to Germany to take on Bayer Leverkusen the following Thursday before playing hosts to the Paisley outfit. It was due for Saturday, but has now been pushed back 24 hours.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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