There is still hope for West Ham United in their pursuit of Rangers star Alfredo Morelos.

West Ham are looking to bring in another striker before the transfer window shuts and have been linked with Rangers forward Morelos (The Daily Star).

Manuel Pellegrini has spent £69million on forward Sebastien Haller and exciting Spain star Pablo Fornals.

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Gerrard on the defensive over Morelos

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been trying to focus on reshaping his squad to try and topple Celtic next season.

But he has spent much of his time fending off questions about whether his Colombian star Morelos will be staying at Ibrox.
It appeared to be getting to him in his last press conference.
Speaking to the press, the Gers boss said he would try to get the club to put the West Ham target on the stand to answers questions over his future, read full story here.

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New hope for Hammers as Colombian rejects China mega money

Now West Ham have been given new hope in their reported pursuit of Morelos.
That’s because the striker has rejected a £30million offer from Pellegrini’s former club Hebei China Fortune (Sky Sports).

The three-year deal would have seen the Colombian earn £10m-a-year before tax.

Sky Sports reports Hebei were willing to match Rangers’ valuation of the striker, believed to be in excess of £15m, although no official bid was received.

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Time ticking for Pellegrini and Husillos

It bodes well for West Ham that the 23-year-old is not solely motivated by money.
Perhaps he wants to test himself at the elite level in the Premier League.
Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos have until 5pm next Thursday to make it happen.
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