Serie A giant target Rangers star amid £121m striker links - report
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Serie A giant target Rangers star amid £121m striker links - report

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been linked with a €20m move to Serie A side Lazio, weeks after links to fellow Italian side Napoli were shot down by his agent.

The Colombian firebrand’s future seems to be a perpetual talking point at Ibrox and during every transfer window speculation persists concerning the forward.

According to ItaSportPress, Serie A hopefuls Lazio have made the striker top of their shopping list as a lack of depth up front has been exposed since the restart.

Lazio reportedly want Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos as back up to Ciro Immobile despite reports linking the Italian with a move to Newcastle United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Italian coach Simone Inzaghi – a former striker himself – is looking for stronger back-up to Ciro Immobile, 30, who leads Serie A’s scoring charts with 29 goals.

The report also quotes Rangers’ asking price at €20m and claims Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has put a move for Morelos at the top of his list.

Lazio currently sit second in Serie A, eight points behind Juventus after being unable to match the Old Lady’s immense consistency since the restart.

Lazio could also face the threat of losing Immobile, with a Gazzetta dello Sport claiming Newcastle United could launch an ambitious £121m bid for the player if a proposed takeover goes through.

Football agent Miki Bouraroui caused a stir in the press when he suggested Napoli were considering a move for the striker and that they’d held talks about Morelos [CN24].

This was rubbished by the striker’s agent Michael Gorman, who branded Bouraroui a “liar” [Golombianos].

Ciro Immobile is a vital part of the Lazio team and they have struggled when he hasn’t played. He has one more goal than Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A this season. (Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images)

Morelos also raised Rangers fans hopes that he’d be staying when he shared images of him being “Ready” amid the club’s new digital transformation on Twitter.

So far no-one who has been linked to Morelos has tested the Gers resolve with a substantial enough bid.