Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed that the Scottish giants were unable to complete a deal for Manchester City youngster Kean Bryan.
A report suggested last week that Rangers were prepared to offer the 21-year-old a three-year contract, despite the player failing to make the breakthrough at the Etihad Stadium.
However, Gerrard has said that a potential transfer is off, with former Oldham Athletic loanee Bryan looking to keep his options open ahead of the closure of the transfer window.
The 38-year-old is quoted by BT Sport as saying: "Unfortunately we couldn't get an agreement with Kean. He wants to keep his options open and we respect that.
"You can see quite clearly that we need a centre-back so that is definitely an area that we are trying to add in. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later."