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GERRARD, MORELOS AND THE MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION

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RANGERS may have to attempt to derail Celtic’s bid for a record-breaking 10 successive titles without the goal threat of Alfredo Morelos.

Steven Gerrard admits he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to hold on to the team’s prolific Colombian striker in the new season.

The Ibrox boss admitted he might be powerless to keep the controversial hitman at the club if a suitable offer comes in.

Morelos, valued at around £20million by Gers, has been linked with teams in England, Spain and Qatar, but so far the club have yet to receive a concrete bid for the 24-year-old attacker.

French side Rennes are the latest to be reported to be monitoring the up-to-date situation of the player who netted 29 goals last time out.

COMING OR GOING? Alfredo Morelos is a wanted man.

Asked about Morelos’ immediate future, Gerrard, speaking to the Sunday Mail, answered: “Alfredo is a fantastic footballer.

“He scores goals in big volumes and I’m really looking forward to him getting match-fit, up to speed and ready to play.

“But I suppose what you want me to say is, whether he will be here next year. That’s the million-dollar question.

“I want all my best players here, I’ve said that many times. For us to be successful, we need our best players fit, available and out there on the pitch.

“But you and I know that every player has his price. Will we get bids for our best players? It’s quite possible.

“That’s something I can’t control, so it’s something we are just going to have to manage going forward.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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