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14th Jun, 2018 | 11:59am

Rangers reject £6m bid for in-demand star as senior man jets in for talks – report

Rangers have rejected a £6million (€7mmillion) bid from an unnamed Chinese club for striker Alfredo Morelos, according to a report, as Turkish giants Fenerbahce plot a swoop for the Colombian ace.

According to Turkish website Fanatik, the Light Blues have rejected a fresh bid for the 18-goal striker ahead of Fenerbahce sporting director Damian Comolli travelling to Scotland to try to convince the Gers to sell.

Morelos only joined the Gers last summer and was subject of a number of bids in January from Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe before the Light Blues extended his contract until 2021.

The 21-year-old ended last season as the Gers’ joint-top goalscorer and it is unlikely the Gers will be willing to sell unless a gargantuan offer is made.

Football Insider verdict:

There’s nothing like transfer silly season. Morelos is very much in demand just now and the Gers may end up being forced to sell the Colombian later this summer. With the Gers not blessed with an abundance of strikers then it may have to wait until the Ibrox giants can bring in a replacement for Morelos. Steven Gerrard’s side get their campaign underway on July 12th when they kick off their Europa League qualifiers and can’t afford to go into those games with only Eduardo Herrera as a recognised striker. Gerrard may well have other targets in mind but until they are paraded at Ibrox with a Rangers shirt and bar scarf then he can’t afford to let Morelos depart. The reported fee would go a long way to helping Gerrard improve his side – but only if the Gers are in a position where selling the Colombian isn’t going to drastically weaken them first.

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