Newcastle United are reportedly considering a swoop for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos after the Magpies were humiliated in the FA Cup by Cambridge United.

The Premier League outfit are going through something of a transformation as new manager Eddie Howe looks to build a squad with the billionaire resources of the club’s new Saudi owners.

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But money doesn’t always buy happiness in football and the club’s relegation-threatened campaign went from disappointing to worse courtesy of a 1-0 defeat to the League One side.

To make matters worse, the game took place at St James Park with the Magpies sent crashing out of the FA Cup at the third round.

Links to Alfredo Morelos have never been too far away from the Magpies and following Joe Ironside’s winner they’ve once again resurfaced.

This is despite previous links – originating in CBS Sports – being shot down by club insiders Heart & Hand during the week.

The Rangers media partners insisted that “zero notes of interest” had been made regarding Alfie who they believe is the most settled he’s been since moving to Ibrox in the summer of 2017.

But that has not stopped claiming that Newcastle United have “asked about” Alfredo Morelos, who has been in resurgent form under new Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Morelos, 25, was named amongst a host of players reportedly interesting Newcastle as they look to bolster their forward line following an injury to Callum Wilson.

This is a notion that was backed up again this morning by the Sunday Post, who claim that as one Colombian star in Alfredo Morelos could be leaving Ibrox, another could be joining.

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This appears to be the origin of the links to ex-FC Sheriff attacker Frank Castaneda, whom they claim is a Rangers target after his contract expired in Moldova.

However, let’s be clear that club insiders are insistent that there’s been no contact regarding Alfredo Morelos and Newcastle United.

That’s something that may well be unlikely to change unless the sounds around Rangers get louder, even if Newcastle are licking their wounds after an FA Cup humiliation at the hands of Cambridge United.

Meanwhile, Rangers are reportedly heading the queue to make another signing this window with the player putting a January demand on the Ibrox club.

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