Millwall not interested in selling defender Jake Cooper to Rangers

Millwall are not interested in selling defender Jake Cooper, according to Sky sources.

It is understood Rangers are keen on the 23-year-old, with manager Steven Gerrard eager to bolster his defensive ranks ahead of the new season.

Cooper made 42 appearances for Millwall last season and was part of the joint-third strongest defence in the Sky Bet Championship.

He has two years remaining on his current contract at The Den.

Cooper initially joined Millwall on loan from Reading in January 2017 and helped the club win promotion to the Championship via the League One play-offs.

He made the move permanent last summer and was an instrumental figure last season as Millwall finished in eighth place – their highest league standing since 2002.

Cooper has previously represented England at U18, U19 and U20 level.

Rangers have already signed two centre-backs this summer in Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, but are looking for a replacement for Parma bound Bruno Alves.