Glasgow Rangers are set to battle it out with Premier League side Burnley for the Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones, according to the print version of the Sunday People, which was reported by HITC.

The Northern Ireland international is out of contract at Rugby Park in the summer, but the Clarets could be ready to offer £1 million for him in January as they look to strengthen their squad in a bid to stay in the top flight in England.

It remains to be seen whether the Gers would want to do that, or if they are even able to, given that they could pick up the winger for nothing at the end of the season.

If Rangers do not look to pursue a deal for Jones in January then they would risk missing out on the Northern Irishman, but it would appear that the only way they are going to catch Celtic is if they continue to strengthen their stock next month.

The 24-year-old came through the ranks at Middlesbrough, but it was his move to Killie in 2016 where he really launched his career, and his form since that time has alerted Burnley and the Gers to his capabilities.

Jones has been a pivotal part of the Kilmarnock side that is enjoying a successful campaign in the Scottish Premiership. He has played 23 times this term for club and country, and until the weekend his team were top of the table.

He seems set for a move away from Rugby Park at some point in 2019, so it will be interesting to see if Rangers try their luck in January, or if they take the ultimate gamble and hope that he is still on the market come the end of the season.

That may all depend on how serious Burnley are about providing competition to the Gers for the winger, who is going from strength to strength in his career at present.


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