Date: 27th June 2019 at 7:10am
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Steven Gerrard has again scuppered the unlikely prospects of getting a bumper fee for Alfredo Morelos.

At the final match of last season the former Liverpool youth coach revealed that the only offer that he had received for the temperamental striker was for 3 million euros.

The Ibrox spin machine has been dreaming up phantom bids for Morelos from China and Mexico while Marseilles and Fenerbahce are reported to be ‘keeping tabs’ whatever that is meant to mean.

Since Gerrard arrived a year ago the Ibrox wage bill has soared as well as the new boss sanctioning pay offs to Bruno Alves, Carlos Pena and Fabio Cardosa who all quickly found new clubs.

Bringing in £10m plus would delight the Ibrox auditors but with the financial year ending on Sunday it’s highly unlikely that there will be a transfer windfall to factor in.

Gerrard told The Sun:

There’s been a lot of speculation about Tav and Alfredo and I’m not surprised by it. They both had very good seasons but there hasn’t been a single bid for either.

There hasn’t been an offer for any of my players. Do I have to sell to bring in? I don’t think so. I’d be quite happy to go with what we’ve got if we can get another centre back in.

Am I confident of keeping Tav and Alfredo? It’s not a question I need to answer right now because there are no offers.”

With the prospect of a £10m bill coming in from Sports Direct it’s highly unlikely that any club will agree to sell any player to Gerrard unless the fee is paid up front in full.