Could European outfit reignite Rangers interest to fill potential £40m hole?
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Could any West Ham Haller deal spark Frankfurt interest in Rangers' star?

At this stage Rangers fans are getting pretty tired of the links and speculation to Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian striker has been linked to clubs across Europe but has never really been the subject of a respectable bid for his services.
Without stirring anything up too much, could Germans Eintracht Frankfurt reignite their reported interest with a second striker on the verge of leaving the club?

Frankfurt have accepted a bid for French forward Sebastien Haller from West Ham. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The Bundesliga side reportedly sent a scout to watch Alfredo [Daily Express] last season as we played Hibs.
But as we’ve entered this transfer window their interest in the player appears to have dimmed.

That’s even after star striker from last season Luka Jovic joined Real Madrid for a reported €60m fee.
The Bundesliga side is said to have received €40m of that, whilst former club Benfica received €20m.
In the immediate aftermath of that deal,
reports suggested Frankfurt has cooled their interest in Morelos [Daily Record].
The Germans appeared to risk signing Jovic’s 19-year-old Serbian countryman Dejan Joveljic instead. Transfermarkt puts the deal around €4m.

Another Frankfurt forward on the move

But Eintracht Frankfurt themselves have now officially accepted a bid for French forward Sebastien Haller from West Ham.

Reports suggest the transfer fee could reach anywhere up to £40m.
That leaves the Bundesliga outfit with plenty of cash to burn and in desperate need of another forward going into the new campaign.
Frankfurt could realistically afford Rangers’ apparent asking price of close to £20m for 30-goal striker Morelos.
Rangers fans can perhaps take solace in reports suggesting Morelos would reportedly prefer a move to the Premier League or Champions League football [Daily Record].

Alfredo Morelos has been linked to plenty of clubs but Steven Gerrard has told sides to stump up or shut up. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Frankfurt can offer neither – they finished seventh in the Bundesliga last season – but strike as an ambitious young side with big plans for the future.
Whilst there’s nothing concrete here, given the previously reported Eintracht Frankfurt interest in Morelos, it’s certainly one to watch.
Should Haller leave Germany, they will almost certainly have to replace him.

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