Rangers are bracing themselves for a last-ditch transfer offer for striker Alfredo Morelos.
According to the Daily Mail, Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev are readying a £7 million offer.
The Colombian is hot property at the moment after a goal-filled start to 2018/19.
This despite the fact that he has also already received two red cards.
Morelos was sent off in the season opener in the Scottish Premiership against Aberdeen, although it was later rescinded, and he was dismissed again during the nervy Europa League qualifying second leg with Ufa.
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His disciplinary record makes for slight concern, but the player undoubtedly has great promise.
Kiev to come calling?
The Mail claim Dynamo Kiev are ready to test the waters over Morelos with a £7 million bid
The Ukrainians want to boost their attacking options, but have left it late with the window closing later today.
Kiev are willing to explore the possibility of a late deal, but they’ll really have their work cut out.
The club haven’t received any kind of encouragement from Rangers, Morelos or his representatives.
It all points to a likely stay at Ibrox for Morelos.
Certainly the manager is ready to rebuff any last minute movements for the former HJK forward.
Despite his moment of stupidity against Ufa, Gerrard fully backs Morelos.
The Liverpool legend said following the 1-1 draw in Russia: “I trust the player. I love the player. You’ll see pretty soon how much I think of him. In the coming days, I hope we will manage to get the deal signed”
This after Gerrard had previously stated that it will take a ‘massive’ bid to land him.
No cause for concern
Quite simply, Kiev have left it far too late.
The Ukrainians have left themselves no chance to negotiate properly with Rangers.
Despite his disciplinary issues and unpredictable nature, Morelos has a lot of quality and promise.
Clearly Gerrard is a huge fan of the striker, and one has to believe he can aid him with his maturity and game management.
There’s no way he’s about to entertain any late offer for a rough diamond.
The man is trying his best to negotiate an improved contract for the striker, which should politely inform the likes of Kiev and Bordeaux to back off.