Santos president Marcelo Teixeira has confirmed they are in talks to terminate former Rangers star Alfredo Morelos' contract and he looks certain to have played his last game for the Brazilian side after being banished to the reserves.

The Colombian hitman signed for Pele's old club last year, but the move has turned into a disaster after they were relegated for the first time ever.

He renegotiated his contract and halved his wages, but his return of just two goals - with one a penalty - in the 19 games he's played for Santos led to severe criticism.

And now the club's president has all but confirmed that Morelos' days at Santos are over. He said: "There is a very serious problem about Alfredo Morelos' contract.

"We are monitoring the situation. There are two players in the squad who won't be used in Serie B - Alfredo Morelos and Dodo. They are remnants of the past administration at this club.

"Their contracts are being discussed and now more than ever it becomes the board's commitment to try to resolve this situation.”

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Morelos reduced his salary to around £19,000 a week and is on a £1,500 bonus for every goal scored.

He left Rangers last summer after 178 league appearances, where he scored 78 league goals and 124 in all competitions during a six-year spell. But he seems set to end his Brazilian adventure imminently.