Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is expected to stay at Rangers beyond transfer deadline day, according to a report from The Athletic.

The Colombian striker 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].

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There is “no prospect” of £20m-rated Rangers star Alfredo Morelos leaving before the transfer deadline passes. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers were said to be holding out for closer to £20m for the South American hitman but the French side are said to have pulled out due to FFP restrictions.

The Athletic believes there is “no prospect” of the player leaving and believe that clubs are not willing to commit to a fee of over £15m “with budgets tight across Europe”.


Local paper the Glasgow Times have also claimed that the player is “highly unlikely” to leave the club before the close of play today.

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”.

However, the Athletic back up reports from Get French Football News that the French side are not expected to follow up that interest with another bid as things stand.

The reputable French newspaper outlet had previously claimed that Lille were planning for no major incomings as the window comes to a close across Europe.

The news will come as a relief to Rangers fans with an on-form Morelos a vital part of the club’s plans this season.

Morelos netted 29 goals in the last campaign and has five in eleven Rangers matches so far this season.

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