The Scottish Sun reports that Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are leading the chase for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

Gers sporting director Ross Wilson has claimed that no players will be sold on the cheap this summer, while also suggesting that the uncertainty caused by the current global health crisis could make El Bufalo more likely to stay at the club [Scottish Sun].

Morelos in Europa League action against Bayer Leverkusen. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, it’s alleged that former Celtic boss Rodgers is keen on bringing him to the East Midlands.

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The Foxes are said to be one of five Premier League teams to watch the forward this season, alongside Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Everton and West Ham.

However, at this juncture, Leicester are seen as frontrunners.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers allegedly wants to sign Morelos from Rangers.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers allegedly wants to sign Morelos from Rangers. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Verdict

Morelos, who has scored 29 club goals this season, is contracted to Rangers until 2023 and is a key part of Steven Gerrard’s squad.

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He would be extremely difficult to replace, but at a time of financial uncertainty, he’s one of the club’s most valuable assets.

Leicester currently have the likes of Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez amongst their ranks, but based on Morelos’ performances in the Europa League this campaign, there’s little doubt he could make an impact in the Premier League.

As yet, it’s unclear to what extent there will be a transfer window this summer amid the global health crisis, but if and when it comes around, the Gers’ resolve may be tested.

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