Italian side Torino failed in a deadline day loan bid for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to the Daily Record.

According to the Record, Torino moved to sign Morelos after having a move for Bournemouth striker Josh King knocked back in the late stages of the window.

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The Daily Record are claiming Rangers rejected a deadline day bid for striker Alfredo Morelos. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That report claims that the loan with an option-to-buy would’ve eventually reached “around £17m” but it was rejected by the Gers

These claims come after the Athletic’s Jordan Campbell had claimed an unnamed Serie A side had a £1.8m loan with an option to buy bid rejected over the weekend.

According to Campbell, the future fee was actually less than that proposed by French outfit earlier in the window.

Scottish Daily Mail journalist Stephen McGowan would then go on to claim via Twitter that the club in question was Torino.

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The Record report claims that Torino were offering around £2m to loan Morelos with the Italian’s final transfer fee some way off Rangers’ £20m asking price.

After having the bids for Morelos and Bournemouth’s Josh King rebuffed Torino would eventually move to secure Federico Bonazzoli from Sampdoria.

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The report claims Torino turned their attentions to Morelos after a bid for Bournemouth striker Josh King failed. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Rangers fans have heralded keeping hold of Alfredo Morelos as amongst the best business of the window with the Colombian striker undoubtedly amongst the biggest talents at the club.

With the window closed until January the Ibrox support will now be hoping that Morelos can refocus his energy and reclaim the sort of form that saw him score 28 goals by the turn of the year last season.

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