Steven Gerrard reveals Rangers have rejected a bid from Leeds United for Ryan Kent
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Reports emerged this week that the Whites had submitted an offer in the region of £10million to the Ibrox side for the 23-year-old.
United appear to have reignited their interest in the forward having failed to land his signature last summer from then parent club Liverpool.
Leeds were keen to bring him to Elland Road from Merseyside but Kent opted to make his loan switch permanent north of the border with the Scottish Premiership outfit.
Gerrard - who was speaking ahead of his sides clash with Kilmarnock this weekend - has now revealed that an official approach from Leeds has been rejected.
"Ryan (Kent) is a player we admire very much here and we have seen him develop," Gerrard said.
"He is progressing very quickly and is a player we want to keep hold off. We very quickly rejected an opening bid that was nowhere near his valuation.
"We want the player to stay here, as do the board. The fans love him also and Leeds will need to respect that, they need to really think hard if they want to come in again.
"I have spoken to Ryan and he is totally focused on the match tomorrow."