ALFREDO MORELOS has been ordered to focus on Rangers as the Ibrox squad prepare for a crucial season.

The controversial Colombian international striker has been involved in transfer talk during the summer and rejected a move to cash-rich Qatar, as Scotzine reported earlier this week.

However, speculation continues to centre on the attacker with French side Rennes linked with him while there have been unsubstantiated claims he wants to play in Serie A with Napoli credited with an interest.

Gary McAllister, Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox assistant boss, wants the striker who claimed 28 goals before the turn of the year and just one in 2020, to keep his eye on the ball at Gers.

However, the ex-Scotland international captain also acknowledges that the volatile forward could leave if a suitable bid is received.

McAllister, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “Alfredo has to be fully aware that he is a Rangers player and he is under contract here. He is part of the team and part of the squad.

“Our only intention at this moment is to get this player up to speed, like every other player at this club, going into the start of the season.

“The fixtures will be announced on Monday and we also have the game with Bayer Leverkusen coming in quite quickly after that and all the squad are working towards those games.

“I don’t think all the speculation is going to go away, but, like any player at any club across the entire globe, when there is a bid arrives that the club thinks is the right bid, then that player tends to go. But Alfredo is a Rangers player.”

Gerrard and McAllister are currently preparing their players for the scheduled August 1 Premiership kick-off.


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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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