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Rangers reject Bordeaux’s bid for Alfredo Morelos as Lafferty deal expected

The French club have lodged an offer of £3.75million for the forward.

Rangers have rejected Bordeaux’s £3.75million bid for striker Alfredo Morelos, Press Association Sport understands.

The Ibrox club are determined to hold onto their top marksman and have told the Ligue 1 outfit the Colombian is not for sale.

The news comes as Rangers are expected to bring in Kyle Lafferty to bolster their striking options.

Morelos was the subject of an 8 million euros (£7.15m) bid from Chinese outfit Beijing Renhe in January and, having knocked back that offer, Gers chiefs are in no mood to cash in for a lesser fee.

The 22-year-old, who cost former boss Pedro Caixinha just £1m when he arrived from HJK Helsinki last summer, has started the new campaign in impressive form with three goals already.

The French outfit have money to spend after selling Brazilian forward Malcom to Barcelona for £36.5m but Gers bosses are confident their refusal will be enough to dissuade Bordeaux from returning with a fresh bid.

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