BBC journalist Adam Pope has claimed that any Rangers move for Kemar Roofe is “not happening” in this transfer window.

The 15-goal Leeds striker was linked to Rangers this week with reports suggesting the 26-year old was being lined up as a £5m Alfredo Morelos replacement [Scottish Sun].

But despite Pope himself describing the story as “having legs” earlier in the week, the BBC sports broadcaster has rubbished the reports.

 

Interestingly Pope claims that the story originates from someone claiming to be Roofe’s representatives contacting the Ibrox club.

He then goes on to say that there has been no offer or bid received by Leeds United from Rangers for the forward.

Roofe is a player of real quality and his sharp movement, direct running and goalscoring ability is something which would surely excite Rangers fans.

But with Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe in the squad, there is a lot of competition for places at Ibrox.

Rangers were said to be interested in Roofe with his contract only having a year left at Leeds. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The claims by Pope would suggest that the move is a non-starter, so Rangers could even shift their attention elsewhere to fill the void in the increasingly unlikely event that Morelos moves on.

But on paper, a Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos double act would be unstoppable up in Scotland.

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