BRUNO Alves insists he has yet to decide if he will leave Rangers this summer and return to Serie A with Parma. 

The defender has 12 months left on his Ibrox deal following his switch from Cagliari last May.

Alves is unlikely to be part of Steven Gerrard’s plans this term but his future remains unclear.

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He said: “There is nothing definite yet with me signing for Parma. I have a year left of my contract with Glasgow Rangers and I have yet to decide what is the best option for my career.

“Perhaps it will be good for me to return to Italy. I like it because it is a good standard of league. But we will see what happens.” 

Meanwhile, Mark Allen reckons Steven Gerrard set the tone for the campaign dur ing his first pre-season at Ibrox.

The 38-year-old took his side to Spain for a 10-day training camp last month as he stepped up his preparations for the Europa League qualifiers and the Premiership.

The Light Blues beat Welsh side TNS in a behind-closeddoors game at the Hummel Training Centre before the Ibrox crowd got their first chance to see Gerrard’s side in action on Friday.

The 6-0 win over Bury was the final warm-up for the first competitive action against FK Shkupi. Rangers host the Macedonians in the Europa League first qualifying round on Thursday.

And Director of Football Allen has been pleased with the progress over the summer schedule.

“I think as pre-seasons go, it couldn’t have gone much better,” he told RangersTV.

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“It was a great opportunity for the new manager and his staff to integrate with everybody else, to get to know his playing staff, to evaluate certain things, to get a good feel and to set a tone, if you like, for the season, which he did very clearly.

“It was a very productive training camp, the lads worked extremely hard and there were a number of pictures coming back showing that. I think we all felt it was a very productive trip.

“I knew what I was going to get in many respects because I know the guys from my previous roles. But they set the tone extremely well from day one in terms of what was expected and it was very professional, as you would expect.

“So, impressed yes, surprised no,” Allen added.