Glasgow Rangers are trying to fend off interest in Steven Gerrard’s first choice striker Alfredo Morelos.

Rangers snubbed a bid from Bordeaux this week for Steven Gerrard’s favoured striker Alfredo Morelos, SkySports reported.

The French side have now been plunged into chaos, boosting Rangers chances of keeping the Colombian at Ibrox.

This is due to Bordeaux selling striker Gaetan Laborde this week to Montpellier, against manager Gus Poyet’s wishes.

French website Les Echos report Poyet publicly expressing his anger at the board.

Poyet said: “It’s a shame to have done this against me, the players and the fans, I can not accept that.”

Poyet’s rant went further, threatening to quit, calling the club ‘a disgrace’ – and The Mirror report he has now been sacked.

Bordeaux sold Laborde for £4 million, just over the £3.75 million they bid for Rangers ace Morelos.

The French side cashed in on winger Malcom to Barcelona for £32 million earlier this summer, and have spent transfer fees on only two players.

Poyet’s palpable anger could have put pressure on the Bordeaux board to sign a replacement, and return for Morelos

But with the manager now gone, and a new manager required, Rangers’ chances of keeping their star man have probably been boosted.

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