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Gerrard warns Morelos’ potential suitors

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The Rangers manager has told them they should move quickly and grab the Colombian player or don’t even try at all.

Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos was not part of the 23 Rangers players featured in the 5-0 friendly victory over Oxford this Sunday.

But he is still a key part of the club, as he signed a new contract in March where he vows to stay with the Scottish Premier League team until 2013.

And manager Steven Gerrard has warned potential suitors of his services, to move quickly or not at all.

“He’s had an injury and he’s recovering from his injury. He trained really well today on his own and he’ll be in the squad to travel on Tuesday,” Gerrard told Four Four Two.

“I can’t control the speculation, but as a club, we haven’t got a decision to make because a bid hasn’t come of any sort.”

“Does anyone want Alfredo Morelos? I don’t know, I can’t answer that question, but if they do they best bring a really, really big offer,” he added.

“It won’t happen late. A million percent it won’t happen late, that’s for sure.”

The manager explained: “So if someone wants to spend a lot of money on a center-forward and they want my center-forward, they will have to come early.”

“If he did end up going he would be impossible to replace with days or weeks to go in the window. We don’t want to sell him, but you know and I know that every player has a price.”

“I’m not going to sit here and say he’s not going out the door because if a bid lands that the board like and want to accept, it’s a completely different conversation. But that hasn’t happened. There hasn’t been one single bid,” he concluded.