Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has not told friends and family he wants to leave Ibrox for FC Porto as a Scottish newspaper rubbishes Portuguese reports to the contrary.

Alfredo, 25, has been extensively linked with a move to Portuguese side FC Porto all summer long and has been touted as a replacement for outgoing forward Moussa Marega.

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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been extensively linked with a move to FC Porto this summer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, there has been much discussion over the player’s asking price with those Porto links suggesting the Primeira Liga side would spend between €10m (£8.6m) and €13m (£11.2m).

Rangers are said to value the striker between £15m (€17.3m) and £20m (€23m).

This has led to much talk of Morelos needing to engineer a move in order to make it happen and A Bola have been claiming that the clubs are closer to agreeing a deal.

The Portuguese outlet claims that Rangers want €15m (£12.9m) for the striker but Porto are only willing to offer €12m (£10.3m) with a 20% sell-on clause.

It also claims that Morelos is “determined to start arm wrestling with Rangers officials” over the move and has “assured his closest circle that he wants to leave the Scottish Champions and accept the invitation made by FC Porto”.

However, a report originating in Scotland from Scott Burns and the Daily Record has now rubbished these comments.

That report claims that the suggestion Morelos wants to move on is “news” to Rangers and claims the club still expect him back in pre-season training following his time at the Copa America.

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Morelos has spent the summer at the Copa America in Brazil with Colombia. (Photo by Rogerio Florentino/Getty Images)

Colombia went on to finish 3rd at the tournament but Morelos’ involvement was limited after testing positive for Covid-19 in the weeks before the tournament.

Meanwhile, FC Porto have been splashing the cash for a Liverpool star but what can this tell us about their reported Morelos interest?

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