Steven Gerrard has urged Alfredo Morelos to focus only on Rangers after Lille’s latest offer for the striker came “nowhere near” their valuation.
The French outfit have reportedly agreed personal terms with the Colombian and, having failed with an opening £13million bid, are now understood to be preparing a fresh offer.
But Gerrard insists there is nothing on the table at present and now wants to ensure his star striker’s sights are set only on Aberdeen for Saturday’s Scottish Premiership curtain-raiser.
He said: “I think this will work itself out if there is an offer that’s big enough that the board want to accept, we’ll make that decision when it comes.
“At the moment we’re nowhere near that so Alfredo is still a Rangers player.
“He needs to focus on that and continue contributing goals like he always has done for the last two years.
“At the moment I don’t want to add too much noise to it because we’ve got a game on Saturday. That’s the most important thing right now, not ins and outs. The important thing is three points at Aberdeen.”
Gerrard added: “There’s nothing to report on him in terms of his situation. He’s focused, training well and available for tomorrow.
“Whether he’ll start or not, you’ll find out 75 minutes before kick-off.
“I’ve been watching him very closely as I have been with all the players to see how they’re looking, their mentality.