RANGERS have been linked with a January loan swoop for Everton youngster Kieran Dowell.
Steven Gerrard is keen to strengthen his squad in January as he looks to keep Gers at the top of the Premiership table.
Getty Images – Getty3 Kieran Dowell in action for Everton reserves in 2016
And according to the Daily Mirror, he is considering a bid to land 21-year-old Dowell.
The creative midfielder has only played for the Toffees twice this season in the Carabao Cup.
But he made 43 appearances on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, scoring ten goals including a penalty in the 4-2 FA Cup win over Arsenal.
Gerrard watched Dowell in the flesh earlier this season.
Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow3 Dowell scores the clincher for England against Scotland Under-21s
Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow3 Dowell came up against Gers star Ross McCrorie for Under-21s
And he will have been impressed as the ace scored the second goal in England Under-21s' 2-0 win over Scotland's kids at Tynecastle.
Dowell made his Everton debut at the age of just 17 in December 2014 when he came on as a sub in a 1-0 Europa League defeat to Krasnodar.
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He made two Premier League appearances the following season, one a start in a 3-0 win over Norwich.
Rangers leapfrogged Hearts and Celtic at the weekend to claim top spot in the Premiership.
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IN THE POGHOUSE
PAUL POGBA wants Jose Mourinho to stop blaming him for Manchester United’s problems.
The pair had a frank dressing-room exchange after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Southampton.
United boss Mourinho said Pogba was like a virus who was infecting players around him.
Pogba laughed off the attack saying he should not be the scapegoat for United’s failings.
Mourinho also told the whole squad that they need to think of their team-mates.
And that if they are not giving 100 per cent then they need to drop out of the team.
Read more about the latest episode in boss Mourinho’s difficult relationship with £89million club-record signing Pogba by clicking here.