Another link to Newcastle as report claims Bruce wants Rangers' Morelos
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Another link to Newcastle as report claims Bruce wants Rangers' Morelos

Another day of the January transfer window, another link between Rangers and Newcastle United.

The Mike Ashley owned Premier League outfit have already been linked with a move for Rangers captain James Tavernier [Scottish Sun], whilst Steven Gerrard is said to be interested in Toon striker Dwight Gayle [Jimmy McCann].

But could this latest report top the lot as the Daily Star suggests Steve Bruce “fancies” Alfredo Morelos with £40m Joelinton struggling at St. James Park?

Rangers are adamant Alfredo Morelos will not be sold this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whilst the report acknowledges Bruce “has so far received no encouragement” concerning a move, the notion that Rangers would deal with Newcastle is a hard one to buy into.

The Ibrox club are at loggerheads with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and if the years of retail battles have taught the club anything, it’s that it’s never quite black and white with the Sports Direct boss.

Rangers have also made it perfectly clear that they have absolutely no intention of selling Alfredo Morelos in this transfer window.

Outgoing club chairman Dave King even suggested that the Ibrox club would reject £40m for the on-fire Colombian striker.

“I would rather keep Alfredo. If they offered £40m and the manager came to me, I’d say my instinct would be to keep him,” said King [Scottish Sun].

“We know he’s going to score goals. My view is not to sell him under any circumstances and there would be no financial pressure whatsoever to sell Alfredo.”

Given this apparent interest in the Colombian striker is based on the fact £40m summer signing Joelinton has failed to hit the heights at Newcastle, is that figure really so ludicrous?

If Joelinton is worth £40m, what does that say about 28-goal Alfredo Morelos? (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

But when Alfredo does eventually move on from Ibrox, you can rest assured it probably won’t be to Newcastle.

Why are we still seeing stories linking Rangers and Newcastle United when there has been a heavily publicised breakdown between the two club’s boardrooms?