RANGERS could face competition from England for Tottenham Hotspur's Dominic Ball as the Premier League club consider his future.

The centre-back spent last season on loan at Ibrox, making 21 league appearances as the Gers secured the Championship title.

However, the 20-year-old has been told to return to the London club for pre-season to be considered by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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The Argentinian will evaluate Ball before making a decision on whether to include him in plans for the upcoming Premier League season or send him out on loan again.

The Ibrox club are believed to be keen on taking the defender back for another season, while Ball himself has previously said he would be happy to continue with the Gers.

But a source close to the player told Press Association Sport that they could face competition.

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"Dom's going back to do pre-season with Spurs, if he comes back to Scotland on loan it will be with Rangers," he said.

"I'm sure Rangers would take him back but Pochettino is going to have a look at him during pre-season and then discuss his options from there.

"However, it's not certain he will come back to Scotland as there are a few clubs in England who would be interested in taking him next year."

Ball came through the youth ranks at Spurs and has played international football at youth level for both Northern Ireland and England.