Italian club put Rangers star "top of the list" in forward player hunt - report
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Italian club put Rangers star "top of the list" in forward player hunt - report

Italian side Fiorentina have put Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos “at the top of the list” as they hunt for a new number 9, according to a report in France.

Foot Mercato claim they have information which suggests that the Florentine side are eager on signing the striker but will need to sell players first.

Italian Serie A side are said to have placed Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos at the top of the list of strikers they want to bring to the Artemio Franchi Stadium. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

The report then claims that Rangers are demanding £18m (€20m) to sell Morelos with interest from Ligue 1 side Lille failing to see any movement for “several weeks”.

Rangers reportedly rejected a £16.25m offer for the striker [Daily Mail] from Lille but club president Gerard Lopez has refused to rule out a return for the striker [talkSPORT].

Morelos was said to have agreed personal terms with Lille over a move but the French side are yet to meet Rangers’ asking price for the player.

As a result of the interest Rangers boss Steven Gerrard claimed that Morelos has had his “head turned” by the prospect of a move away from Ibrox.

Rangers star Alfredo Morelos reportedly wants out of Ibrox amid interest from the likes of Ligue 1 Lille. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Colombian was then dropped for the 2-0 home win over Kilmarnock last month before returning to the Ibrox squad for the 2-0 win over Hamilton a week later, although he never got off the bench.

The saga surrounding the Colombian’s future has rumbled on for some considerable weeks but as of yet, no club has stumped up the cash Rangers want for their talismanic forward.