A leading Sunday newspaper has appeared to confirm that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is interesting a Serie A club.
The Sunday Post are reporting that Fiorentina have made the Colombian international their “no. 1 signing target” ahead of the new season.
This appears to back up earlier claims made by French outlet Foot Mercato which suggested the Viola are considering a move for the striker if they can move bodies on first.
The Sunday Post report also backs up claims from the Daily Mail that Rangers have already rejected a £16.25m bid from Lille for the striker.
It also casts doubts on the Florentine club’s willingness to meet Rangers reported £18.75m (€20m) asking price for the player.
The report includes an interview from ex-Celtic, Hamilton and AC Milan midfielder Massimo Donati, with the Italian midfielder believing the Stadio Artemio Franchi would be a great move for Morelos.
“I could see this one happen, I really could,” said Donati.
“I know Morelos very well. He is a player who has good technical qualities, in every area of the game.
“But his real strength is his nose for goals. This is a great thing that many more famous forwards than him do not possess.
“I think he could be very happy at Fiorentina as he would play with Federico Chiesa and Franck Ribery, two extraordinary players who could give him many assists.
“With their support, I think he could be a big success in Florence.”
Morelos, 24, returned to the Rangers team in the 4-0 win over Dundee United but was substituted after a horror challenge left the striker having to be stretchered off the pitch.