Leicester City have been linked with a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, but the Scottish club’s manager Steven Gerrard remains keen to keep hold of his star man.

The Foxes are said to be in the hunt for the attacker’s signature ahead of the summer transfer window but could be forced to pay at least £20 million to secure his services, according to recent claims from Rangers’ managing director Stewart Robertson.

Morelos has been in scintillating form for his side this season. He has found the net on 28 occasions in all competitions, with 16 of these coming in the Scottish Premiership.

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The 22-year-old has struggled with discipline throughout the campaign, though, and has been sent off four times already this term, with three dismissals in the top flight and one in his side’s Europa League qualifying campaign.

Morelos is vital to Gerrard’s plans, and the former Liverpool midfielder reaffirmed his stance on the player’s future when quizzed about the recent speculation.

As quoted by Leicestershire Live, the Rangers manager said:

I’ve been clear on my thoughts about Alfredo. We want him to stay here for as long as possible.

But I understand how people work and the reality is we haven’t had any offers at the moment. He’s a Rangers player.

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