South American sports outlet Casa Blanca are claiming that Rangers have agreed an £18m (€20m) deal with Lille over the sale of striker Alfredo Morelos.

The account is adamant Rangers and Morelos have “reached an agreement with Lille”  and comes after a spate of reports across the Atlantic suggested the same last week.

The Casa Blanca tweet reads:

“Alfredo Morelos reached an agreement with Lille. The 24-year-old Colombian attacker will leave Rangers after 3 seasons. His signing is a big bet from Lille, which paid around about €20,000,000 for the services of the coffee striker. Will he shine in France?”

These claims come after a trio of South American journalists working across several different channels claimed that Rangers star Morelos was set to move to Lille in an £18m deal last week.

WinSportsTV journalist Carlos Aleman was the first to claim the ball was rolling on a potential deal between Rangers and Lille.

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Then fellow WinSportsTV journalist Pepe Sierra claimed Morelos had “formally requested” to leave Rangers as an £18m (€20m) bid landed from the Ligue 1 side.

Yanjane Meneses G. – another Colombian journalist this time working for Caracol – then claimed “it is a fact” that the parties had agreed an £18m and expected the details to be ironed out by Friday.

However, journalists in Scotland claimed that Rangers were still waiting for Lille to make an improved bid [Glasgow Times].

Morelos was also an unused substitute in Rangers’ 2-0 win over Hamilton at the weekend as he was recalled to the side after being dropped for displaying attitude problems the week previously.

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard answered “don’t know” when asked about the player’s immediate future at the weeked but claimed “where we stand right now, I expect to see him after the international break”.

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