Journalist names the Serie A side who made meagre bid for Rangers star
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Journalist names the Serie A side who made meagre bid for Rangers star

A leading Scottish journalist has named the Serie A club which reportedly had a meagre loan bid rejected for Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos.

The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell had previously taken to Twitter to reveal that an unnamed Italian club had a £1.8m (€2m) loan bid with an option to buy thrown out over the weekend.

Campbell claimed that the side’s option to buy proposal was for a fee lower than the £14m they allege Lille bid for the striker.

The Athletic had also earlier broke the news that there was “no prospects” of Alfie leaving on deadline day after Lille pulled out of a move due to strict FFP regulations.

Now, Scottish Daily Mail chief football writer Stephen McGowan has claimed that it was Serie A side Torino who had the bid rejected.

Given Morelos had previously been linked to the likes of Fiorentina and AC Milan during the window this will come as a surprise to some fans.

Colombian striker Morelos has been the subject of intense transfer speculation all summer long with Ligue 1 outfit Lille reportedly having a £16.25m bid rejected earlier in the window [Daily Mail].

A leading Scottish journalist has named Torino as the Serie A side who reportedly bid for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos over the weekend. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The striker was said to have agreed personal terms with the French outfit and was even dropped from the Rangers team after having his “head turned”.

But now it’s looking increasingly likely the 24-year-old will remain at Ibrox once the deadline passes this evening.