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Rangers replacement links rubbished as 26-goal striker talk gains traction

Claims that Rangers are targeting Ross Stewart as a potential replacement for Alfredo Morelos have been rubbished in the press.

The Northern Echo had claimed that Rangers were potentially going to target the 26-goal striker if the Colombian rejects the offer of a new contract in Glasgow.

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This comes with Alfredo Morelos currently in the final year of his deal, Rangers needing to either sign the striker up or move him on in this window.

If they cannot do either, the club risks losing Alfie for nothing next season.

The Echo claim that Giovanni van Bronckhorst has assessed a number of different options with Ross Stewart the man Rangers will target if a deal can’t be thrashed out.

These claims come amid strong links between Rangers and ex-Ross County striker Stewart from earlier in the summer.

But now another report is claiming that despite this story gaining traction, Rangers will not be targeting Ross Stewart as an Alfredo Morelos replacement.

Rangers not targeting Ross Stewart as Alfredo Morelos replacement

The Rangers Review believe that whilst Rangers have “watched” the striker, reports that he would replace Morelos should the Colombian leave are “wide of the mark”.

Rangers are believed to be in the hunt for a striker regardless of what happens with Alfie given the exit of Cedric Itten to BSC Young Boys earlier in the window.

Alongside Ross Stewart, another player who has been extensively linked is Mateo Cassierra, but it’s clear Rangers face much competition for the FC Sochi striker’s signature.

This comes after comments made by the player’s agent regarding interest from across the globe.

“I am ready to name clubs that are interested in Cassierra,” said Cassierra’s agent Nikos Petropulos.

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“Zenit is interested in Russia. Mateo really likes that option.

“In addition to the team from St. Petersburg, River Plate and Red Star Belgrade are offering good contracts, and Olympiacos and Fenerbahce have also shown interest.”

This comes after Rangers were directly mentioned as an interested party by the player himself.

Whilst Ross Stewart interest remains up in the air, another player linked to Rangers has just signed a new deal south of the border.

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