Sport Jamie Carragher searches for Alfredo Morelos Rangers clue as two-year transfer 'noise' continues

16:15  01 august  2020
16:15  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Steven Gerrard has urged Alfredo Morelos to focus only on Rangers after Lille’s latest offer for the striker came “nowhere “He needs to focus on that and continue contributing goals like he always has done for the last two years . And Gerrard insists he will have a say in whether the 24-year-old is sold.

Steven Gerrard insists he's shrugging off any speculation about Alfredo Morelos - because he's so used to it.

The Rangers striker is wanted by Ligue 1 side Lille, with reports in France stating that he's already provisionally agreed on a contract.

The Dogues are understood to be ready to offer around £17million for El Bufalo, with West Brom also interested.

But speaking to former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports, the Rangers boss insists that kind of speculation won't affect him or his team.

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  John Barnes fires ominous Alfredo Morelos Rangers warning as he wades into transfer dilemma The 56-year-old doesn't envy the huge decision awaiting fellow Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard but is adamant the time is now to move on if that's what the player desires. Morelos has made no secret of his wish to ply his trade in the English Premier League at some stage but has insisted on several occasions he remains happy at Ibrox. And Barnes reckons Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson faces a real challenge in identifying a target who could replicate Morelos' 29 goals from last season.

Steven Gerrard is keen for striker Alfredo Morelos to stay focused on Rangers . Steven Gerrard has told Alfredo Morelos to keep his focus on Rangers after insisting Lille are 'nowhere near' striking a deal 'At the moment I don't want to add too much noise to it because we've got a game on Saturday.

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Gerrard said: "Look, at the moment we haven't received a bid that meets a valuation for any of our players.

"It's something I've got used to, we've had noise around Morelos since the first day I walked in.

"He's a fantastic player, he's scored 77 goals in 137 games. You know and I know you get noise around those type of players but it'll certainly be one where myself and the coaching staff and the board sit down.

"If the numbers meet what they're happy with, then we make the decision from there.

Ianis Hagi, Alfredo Morelos are posing for a picture © Rangers FC/PA Images

"But what's for sure is we don't want to lose any of our top players, and he's certainly a top player.

"But if it does happen it will be for a big number for sure."

Gerrard also confirmed he's looking to add to his squad whether or not his star striker departs.

He confirmed: "There are just a few areas we're looking to strenghten.

"I'm quite open in terms of that. We're close on a couple of things, obviously I can't name any names.

"I've made it quite clear we're looking for options in the attacking areas, and also looking for something in the engine room right now.

"That's all I can say on it right now and we're close on a couple of things.

"But until we can get them finalised and over the line I don't want to count my chickens."

Alfredo Morelos breaks Rangers exit silence as Ibrox striker opens up on Lille interest .
The frontman is interesting Lille but he insists he is only focused on Rangers. And he revealed that he hasn't held talks with Steven Gerrard over leaving the Ibrox side as he focuses on the return of the Premiership on Saturday.

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