Date: 13th February 2018 at 1:33pm
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Rangers are in talks with Fenerbahce as the Turkish giants eye up a summer move for striker Alfredo Morelos, according to a report.

Turkish newspaper Fotomac, as translated by Sports Witness, claimed in their print edition that Fenerbahce are looking to strike up an agreement to sign Morelos, 21, when the transfer window re-opens in the summer.

It is understood that Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman is a fan of the Colombian forward, who signed for Rangers for £1million from HJK Helsinki while Pedro Caixinha revamped the squad before the start of the season.

The report adds that the Istanbul giants are sounding out a valuation for Morelos and that talks are set to continue over the coming weeks.

Surprisingly, Fotomac claims that Rangers want as little as £890,000 for the centre-forward, even though it was widely reported in January that the Light Blues had rejected offers from the Chinese Super League worth £8million.

The Daily Mail has reported that Morelos was demanding a pay rise after seeing bids rejected for a move to China.

It was said that the former HJK Helsinki striker signed a deal worth around £7,000-a-week in the summer, but he has since been in lethal form for the Gers, scoring 15 goals in 30 appearances across all competitions.

Football Insider verdict

It’s no surprise that Morelos is attracting attention from across Europe, but there’s no way that Rangers will be demanding as little as what Fotomac is claiming. If £8million was not a good enough fee in January then there’s no chance that anything below £1million in the summer will be enough for the Gers to sanction a sale. Rangers should really have accepted that offer from China. Yes, it was a late bid and would not have given Graeme Murty and Mark Allen much time to find a replacement, but that is a lot of money to turn down and it’s unlikely that a bigger offer will come in over the summer. Jason Cummings is more than good enough to lead the attack on his own and other than the Scottish Cup, the Gers do not have anything else to play for.

In other Rangers news, Stan Collymore has made a brutally honest admission about the Gers and bitter rivals Celtic.

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