Steven Gerrard insists Alfredo Morelos will not be near leaving Rangers and confirmed his star attacker can be out there for his or her Scottish Premiership opener towards Aberdeen on Saturday.
The Colombia worldwide, who scored 29 objectives final season, has been linked with a summer time transfer to Lille.
The French membership had a £13million bid rejected by Rangers, nonetheless, a recent provide is predicted to come back in.
“I feel it will work itself out if there’s a bid that’s sufficiently big, that the board need to settle for, we’ll make that call when it comes,” Gerrard mentioned.
“For the time being we’re nowhere close to that so Alfredo continues to be a Rangers participant.”
Morelos, 24, might be a alternative for Lille star Victor Osimhen, who’s reportedly being chased by Manchester United and Tottenham.
Talking completely to talkSPORT on Friday, Gerrard revealed Morelos is able to play towards Aberdeen.
“I’ve been watching him very carefully like as I’ve with all gamers to see how they’re trying, see their mentality,” he mentioned. “I’ve additionally had some detailed chats with Alfredo. He tells me he’s prepared, he appears to be like prepared and he’ll actually journey as much as Aberdeen with us by way of the squad.
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“When it comes to whether or not he’ll begin or not, we’re nonetheless going to have a look at the gamers within the last session this morning.
“We’ll decide a group we expect is finest able to getting a end result. For the time being, he wants to dam the noise out, like all of us do, and deal with the sport in entrance of us.”
Morelos has netted 77 objectives in 137 appearances since becoming a member of Rangers for £1million from Finnish membership Helsinki in 2017.