Rangers manager Steven Gerrard insists the club would only entertain offers for their star players in the January transfer window if rival clubs were prepared to pay ‘top, top money’.
Sunday’s 2-1 win at Hearts sent Rangers top of the Scottish Premier League, and Gerrard has said deep pockets would be required for any side interested in signing his top players.
“For any club looking over our fences, if you want our top players, you have to come with top, top money,” Gerrard told the press ahead of his sides clash against Aberdeen on Wednesday night.
“That’s the only message I’ll ever say on any of my top players. Top money, that’s it.”
Leading goalscorer Alfredo Morelos, who scored for the seventh game in succession on Sunday, has attracted interest from a host of clubs from abroad whilst captain James Tavernier was a rumoured target for both Brighton and West Brom last summer.
Speaking specifically on 22-year-old Colombian Morelos, Gerrard said the player must stay focused despite speculation linking the forward with a move away from Ibrox.
“He has to be [equipped to deal with speculation] and so do all the other players. They have to be ready.”