Rangers have denied making contact with Newcastle over striker Dwight Gayle.
The Light Blues are focused on reducing the size of their squad in the January transfer window but are open to signing players if the opportunities arise.
One such player with whom they were recently linked was Gayle, who has racked up just 150 Premier League minutes this season and was even left out of the 18-man squad which travelled to Rochdale in the FA Cup third round on the weekend.
Rangers were said to have opened talks with Newcastle over a loan deal until the end of the season.
However, according to the Daily Record, this was the first Rangers had heard of it.
The Ibrox club stated that no talks had been held between the two clubs regarding Gayle.
It has been a frustrating season for the 29-year-old after flourishing in a season-long loan spell at West Brom last term.
The London-born striker bagged 23 league goals in 39 Championship appearances but was disheartened when Newcastle opted to spend £40million on Joelinton in the summer.
The club-record signing has not hit the heights Magpies chiefs had hoped for, though, scoring one goal in 18 league appearances.
But the Brazilian’s profligacy has not led to more opportunity for Gayle, who is contracted at St James’ Park until June 2021.
In fact, Toon boss Steve Bruce is considering a move for Rangers talisman Alfredo Morelos, according to the Daily Star.
Gers manager Steven Gerrard has reiterated on a number of occasions that the Colombian striker will not be sold in January.