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Nikica Jelavic reveals Manchester United £13 million interest

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Just days before the crunch game against Kilmarnock, Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic has claimed Manchester United are interested in signing him in the summer for around £13 million.

The striker has scored 18 goals this season for Rangers and he has confirmed the reports in the Croatian media.

Jelavic said: “I know United are interested. My agent has established contact with them but that’s all I know. My agent has mentioned a figure of £13million and I came to Rangers for £4m so it would be a big gain for the club.”

Despite claiming that he is fully focused on Rangers winning the league on Sunday and that he will only think about the transfer in the summer, why did he feel the need to confirm the interest in the first place? He could have done it on Monday.

He added: “I would only think of a transfer in the summer. I’m fine here and enjoying every moment. The Rangers fans give me goosebumps – they really love me and I am looking forward to the Kilmarnock game on Sunday. If we win, it will be the first title I have won where I have been one of the key figures. I would call it my first real title.”

However with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Hernandez, Berbatov and Michael Owen in United’s ranks it will be highly unlikely that Jelavic is signed unless the likes of Owen or Berbatov leaves Old Trafford.

It will also be a blow to incoming manager Ally McCoist who is trying to keep onto his star players for next season, and a further blow to fans who were buoyed by the recent takeover and plans to keep the likes of Allan McGregor at the club also. News that had helped increase sales of season tickets, with the deadline for renewals this week.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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