Reports from Turkey claim championship runners up Fenerbahce have been beaten formally for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, with a £6M bid being touted as made by an apparently unknown Chinese side.
The striker, who has rarely made any secret of his desire to leave for England, has a mixed reputation with Rangers fans, with most rating his ability but a great number of doubts about his attitude, both on and off the pitch, and £6M for him would represent an excellent profit on an £800,000 capture from HJK.
It is also money Steven Gerrard could put to better use on two or indeed three decent attacking options to replace him.
This morning Morelos’ agent claimed there was no interest in his player, which is certainly an odd comment to make because there absolutely is, but these latest developments do suggest a hard bid has either been made or is being prepared.
Incidentally the same media told us Martin Skrtel had chosen Rangers, but then agreement couldn’t be met with the salary. Turkish media seems surprisingly reliable – nevertheless we’ll watch with interest if this saga comes to anything.