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Rangers want to buy Bury so they can play in England

Reports suggest that Rangers new owners are looking at the possibility of purchasing Bury FC so they can continue as a club in England.

The Glasgow giants are set to be re-entered into Scottish as a newco after plummeting into liquidation recently with new owner Charles Green blueprinting a sensational scheme to take on Bury's fixtures, play home games at Ibrox and compete against English clubs.

"Rangers really are thinking about this," a source told SunSport.

"They are in a position at the moment where they have no idea what the future holds.

"They don't know whether they will be in the SPL next season and do not want to go to the bottom of the ladder.

"Acquiring an English club would get them the foothold they have always wanted down south."

But before Green even gets started, it is believed that permission from UEFA, the Football Association and the Scottish FA would be required and with all positive stances seemingly unlikely, it appears to be doomed from the outset.

And what's more is that Bury has absolutely no intention to sell to Rangers as evidenced by the statement on the club's official website.

"Whilst investment into Bury Football Club is always welcome, any offer of investment will only be viewed at taking the club forward in its only one guise possible - based in the town of Bury, and as Bury Football Club," it read.

"Bury FC is a proud historical club, and as such proudly represents the town, community, people, and above all supporters of Bury.

"The directors of Bury FC place the integrity and morality of the club, and football as a whole, way above and beyond any possible financial gain, and as such wish to reassure all Shakers fans of this fact."

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Andrew Slevison
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