Exclusive: Leicester launch 'deep dive' on Rangers player as Ibrox raid plotted

Leicester City have set their sights on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos but a move is dependent upon a “deep dive” into his character and background, Football Insider has learned.

The Colombia international is the target of leading clubs across Europe this summer despite his poor form since the turn of the year.

A Leicester source has told Football Insider that Morelos is on their target list but they will do extensive checks on him before making a move.

The controversial striker, 23, is well known to Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers from his time as manager of Celtic.

But the club’s recruitment team will not only pore over footage over Morelos and analysis his performances in all match situation and against all type of opponents.

They will also analyse Morelos‘ personality and background to get a full picture of him and whether he can make a big impact at a high-performing Premier League club.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Rangers’ hopes of a £25-30million fee for Morelos have evaporated following recent events.

The expectation is transfer fees will significantly plummet in the next window due to slashed revenues at clubs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

It could mean Rangers being forced to accept a price of around £15m this summer for their prize asset.

The forward’s form was outstanding in the first half of the season, when he banged in 28 goals in all competitions.

He failed to reach anywhere near those heights after the winter break, scoring just a single goal from 11 matches in all competitions.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club are sweating on their fate after bombshell with overnight talks hinting at outcome today.