A leading national newspaper in Portugal has claimed that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will push for an Ibrox exit just as many felt links to Portuguese giant FC Porto were cooling in the press.

The Colombian firebrand has been prominently linked with a move to FC Porto throughout the summer.

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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been linked with the Ibrox exit door throughout his time with the Gers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Reports of a £10m fee rising to around £15m (€12m-€17m) [A Bola] have been extensive in Portugal but as of yet there has been no movement surrounding the striker.

Now, Jornal de Noticias (p.41, July 13th, 2021) is claiming that “negotiations” surrounding the striker have entered a “new phase”.

That report claims that when the player returns from an extended break from the Copa America, he will “pressure” Rangers to head to the Estadio do Dragoes.

 

That’s despite Steven Gerrard claiming he is expecting the player to be available for the first game of the season against Livingston [RangersTV].

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Here’s what Jornal de Noticias are claiming:

“The future of Alfredo Morelos should start to be defined in the next few days, with the main target of the Dragons to replace Marega being the first to push for the end of this “novel” to coincide with the signing of a contract with the Portuguese vice-champions who will continue to play a game of patience for the scorer.”

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Alfie netted 17 goals and laid on 13 assists in 44 games last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Just when you thought those exit links had all dried up it appears that voices in Portugal are insisting that Porto are happy to play the long game with the striker.

However, one ex-Rangers captain is claiming that his sources in the country have claimed a move for Morelos is “not even on the table”.

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