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Report: Porto eyeing Rangers star Alfredo Morelos as possible Moussa Marega replacement

Portuguese giants FC Porto are reportedly considering making a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

According to The Scottish Sun, the 2019/20 Liga NOS winners are expecting to lose Moussa Marega this window, and see the Colombian as a suitable replacement.

Marega has just one year left on his contract and has indicated that he will not be extending.

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He is protected by a £27 million release clause, but Porto know his contract situation means clubs are highly unlikely to pay that.

Marega himself would like a Premier League move, with teams such as Newcastle United and West Ham United supposedly interested.

Apparently Porto have been keeping tabs on Morelos amid Marega’s situation.

The Light Blues are said to want around £18 million for the South American, an offer which could well arrive from Porto if they manage to negotiate a good deal over Marega’s exit.

TBR’s View – Rangers need to stand firm

It’s important that Rangers stand firm and demand top dollar for Morelos.

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Porto could soon find themselves really needing a striker, but the Scottish giants do not have to sell.

If they are going to, it needs to be for a premium price for a player who still has three years remaining on his contract at Ibrox.

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