Philippe Clement tells Rangers board Jack Butland not available for transfer at any price

Philippe Clement has issued a hands-off warning towards Jack Butland as he urged the Rangers board to forget about selling the goalkeeper.

The stopper has been the clear standout at Ibrox this season and scooped the Player of the Year gongs at the annual event. That has captured the interested eyes of a number of clubs down south who are considering a move for the England hopeful. At just 30-years-old, Butland still represents a prized asset in Glasgow who would likely go for big money should Gers look to sanction a deal to finance their expected major overhaul in the summer.

But manager Clement has demanded they keep hold of Butland and don't even consider letting the player go as he's in the "too valuable to the squad" category.

"That depends," he said on sales. "You can only sell players if you’re sure you can get better for a lower price. You can then use the extra money that you have for different positions. That can maybe be a decision. But there are also a few players I don’t want to let go for any price.”

Asked if that included Butland, Clement said: “That’s a good example, yes. I think that’s a very important thing for this club.”