According to A Bola via Sport Witness, Porto are considering a summer move for Rangers star Alfredo Morelos.

Morelos has been routinely linked with a move away from Ibrox in recent transfer windows, with Porto previously credited with interest by the Scottish Sun back in August 2020.

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Porto are reportedly considering a summer swoop for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

El Bufalo is currently on international duty at the Copa America and there’s been surprisingly little speculation about his future since the end of last season.

However, A Bola report via Sport Witness that he’s on Porto’s shortlist of potential replacements for Moussa Marega.

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Marega has been Porto’s main man for a number of years – scoring 72 goals during his time at the Estadio do Dragao – but he opted to run down his contract before recently joining Al Hilal on a three-year deal.

The report states that the Portuguese giants – who booked their place in the Champions League group stages by finishing second in the league last season – could now turn to Morelos, with manager Sergio Conceicao a long-term admirer.

However, it is acknowledged that the Rangers star’s real ambition is to play in the Premier League rather than the Primeira Division and it also questions whether or not Porto would be able to pay ‘at least’ €20m (£17.2m) to land him.

Other potential options for Conceicao are said to be Wolves’ Rafa Mir and Beto of Portimonense.

Morelos celebrates scoring at Porto in the Europa League during the 2019/20 season. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

It’s interesting to see this link to Porto cropping up again after a surprisingly quiet period in terms of Morelos speculation.

Porto are historically a selling club with an eye for spotting cheap talent, so it would be a surprise if they splashed out a big fee on the Gers star, but it’s hardly a shock that Conceicao is an admirer of the Colombian, as he scored home and away against his team in the Europa League in 2019.

Concrete offers will surely arrive from somewhere during this window but Rangers will enter any negotiations in a relatively strong position with the forward contracted until 2023.

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