Date: 7th September 2020 at 7:51am
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Stefan Bienkowski of the BBC  has claimed that there is nothing to the ‘concrete offer’ for Alfredo Morelos from Bayer Leverkusen.

Using a very familiar news cycle a Colombian website reported the interest from Leverkusen and Stuttgart which was instantly picked up by the Daily Record and The Sun before making their way onto the BBC Scotland football page under the ‘gossip’ headline which rounds up stories from newspapers. It’s unlikely that Bienkowski’s claim of no interest will get anywhere near the BBC Scotland page.

The most basic check on how Morelos played in last month’s 1-0 defeat from Leverkusen would have killed off any notion that a Dembele dollars offer had been made for the striker that has scored in one SPFL match this year.

According to his Linked In profile Bienkowski is ‘Responsible for video content on the BBC Scotland sports website using AVID, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects to edit and produce video packages, match highlights and interviews with players and managers for online and social media.’ His profile claims that he regularly wrote a column on German football for the New York Times.

With no offers made in January after scoring 28 goals it is highly unlikely that any concrete offers will be coming in for Morelos during this window.

Rather than pander to the behaviour swings of the former HJK Helsinki starlet Steven Gerrard has made alternative plans by signing Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe.