Steven Gerrard is braced for January bids for Rangers’ star striker Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian scored his 20th goal of the season against Hibernian on Boxing Day.
Speaking to reporters in his homeland this week, Morelos suggested a big-money move could be on the cards in the transfer window, revealing his dream is to play in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old said: “It’s very likely there are several teams looking at me and that there will be offers, but there is nothing concrete yet.
“I have to wait until the last game of the year is played and will try to end 2018 in a positive way.
“My dream is to play in the English Premier League. It’s very similar to the football in Scotland.”
Morelos was the subject of an £8million offer from Beijing Renhe at the start of 2018 and Gerrard admits he would not be surprised to see fresh interest in the coming weeks, but insisted he is going nowhere.
Gerrard said: “I’m expecting bids. He’s a top player, he’s scored 20 goals before the turn of the year. I expect him to go on and achieve 30.
“I’d be more surprised if there is no bids to be honest.
“I’m sure there will be other bids for other players too. That’s what happens when you’re surrounded by good footballers.”
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Gerrard has also called on his side to end 2018 on a high against Celtic in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.
In the fixture earlier this season, Rangers were beaten 1-0 after an Olivier Ntcham goal.
“We have to bring our ‘A’ game,” said Gerrard.
“We’re playing against a good team who’ll be well-drilled. We know that we have to bring our best to get the result we want.
“I’m confident the players can do that. It’s the last fixture, there’s 90 minutes to go empty it for and give everything you’ve got.
“Let’s see where it takes us.
“We’ve certainly got respect for the opposition but what a fantastic opportunity for the players to go try to get the result we need.”
Connor Goldson, Gareth McAuley, Scott Arfield and Ryan Kent are injury doubts but Gerrard said decisions will be made with the ones who are “touch and go” closer to the match.