Alfredo Morelos has broken his silence on speculation linking him with a transfer to Lille - admitting he's open to a move out of Ibrox.

The Colombian has scored 78 goals in three seasons with the Light Blues and built a rapport with fans. But his form over his time in Glasgow has caught the attention of various clubs around Europe. Lille are the latest to make the interest known and are understood to have even discussed terms with the striker.

It is understood their valuation of Morelos, though, is well short of how Gers see their star man and that they will have to stump up more cash to get the player to France. But the player is ready to make the switch to a more competitive league, should the two clubs come to an agreement.

"There is a lot of speculation in the press about my transfer to another team," Morelos said. "We are waiting, playing the games well and if the opportunity comes, it is welcome. There are several options, we are focused on what is being done, preparing well for the league here. There are clubs that have spoken, but formally there is no agreement.

“The decision is mine and I hope it will be good to go to a more competitive league if I decide. For now I am focused, doing things well and waiting for everything to happen from the hand of God.

"If they make me choose between the European leagues, I like them all, it’s time to make a decision. Now I am waiting because there is nothing concrete, it will be known when it is fixed."

Rangers would, should they sell Morelos, be without a recognised first-team striker as Jermain Defoe pulled up with a hamstring problem during a friendly match last week. And manager Steven Gerrard has already outlined his desire to bring more attacking quality to the club.

He said recently: "It was quite evident after the winter break when we were getting suspensions or Jermain had his injuries that we did lack a bit of firepower. That is one area we are looking for. I don’t want to put a number on it because if we don’t get them in people will maybe say we have failed.

“We have targets in certain areas and the idea is to make quality signings that can come in and improve the 11."