Stoke have held talks with wantaway Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness about a move to the Britannia Stadium.
The 21-year-old, who made just 18 appearances for the Scottish side, has exercised his right to terminate his contract from the soon-to-be-liquidated Rangers to the newco club.
PFA Scotland believe all players who have done so are free agents and have asked the football authorities to release their registration from Rangers, but newco chief executive Charles Green has vowed to seek compensation.
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