Jack Butland has insisted there was never any chance he would leave Rangers during the January transfer window.

The goalkeeper - who is in the frame for the England squad - was linked with a return to the Premier League last month.

However, Rangers swiftly rejected an approach and issued a hands-off warning to interested clubs during the transfer window.

Now, Butland has revealed he wasn't interested in a return down south as he explained an emphatic "no on all fronts" response to transfer interest.

Speaking to the BBC, Butland said: "No, I'm enjoying it. There is too much to achieve, there is too much left to do.

"It was a straight no. My agent said, 'This is happening, what do you want to do?' I said 'No' and he said 'I agree'.

"The club had said no anyway so it was just a no on all fronts from the get-go. And that was that.

"We were actually with the team, I think it was deadline day, we were all out altogether at a team event and that was that. There wasn't even a chance."

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Butland made the move to Ibrox in the summer after a loan deal at Manchester United and his Crystal Palace contract came to an end.

And the goalkeeper has thrived for Rangers with Gareth Southgate taking notice and confirming Butland would be considered for an England recall.

“It is up in the air," said the England manager.

"I can’t deny that so again we have to make sure we’re watching everybody – Jack Butland included because he’s obviously playing at a big club and is an experienced keeper.

“It’s not an ideal situation with Aaron not playing, Sam at the moment not playing and Nick injured.

"We’ll have to see how it plays out.”