STEVEN GERRARD insists Nice would be ‘disrespecting’ Alfredo Morelos if they launched a bid of only £8million for the Rangers striker.

Morelos has attracted interest throughout his 18-month stint at Ibrox and was the subject of a failed swoop from French outfit Bordeaux last summer.

Now it is their Ligue 1 counterparts, managed by Arsenal legend Patrick Viera, that have been linked with a potential move for the Colombian this month.

Boss Gerrard has repeatedly stressed that his 20-goal forward won’t be allowed to leave the Light Blues at present as he sets his sights on the Premiership title and Scottish Cup this term.

And the 38-year-old insists Morelos will only move on at a time and at a price that suits Rangers as he prepares to return to action against Kilmarnock this evening.

Gerrard said: “We don’t want to sell. The board don’t won’t to sell. But we totally respect Alfredo and his situation.

“I’ve been made aware that they are preparing an £8m bid but they are wasting their time. It’s nowhere near enough and the player isn’t for sale.

“For every player – yes. Every single player has a price at this football club.

“I’m not naïve enough to be sitting here saying that none of them are for sale ever.

“But there’s respect that I think Rangers deserve, there’s respect the player deserves and myself.

“Whoever it is who’s preparing an £8m bid for Alfredo is disrespecting Alfredo first and foremost.

“He’s the top scorer in the league and there have been players who have gone for double that amount that don’t scorers many goals as him.

“So I think it’s very disrespectful first and foremost to Alfredo, to the club and me third.

“The board will have the final say. They will probably ask me and I’ll say either yes or no in my opinion.

“But the board own the club. Dave King owns it so he’ll have the final say.”

Rangers rebuffed a series of approaches from China this time last season as Beijing Renhe attempted to land Morelos for around £10million.

The 22-year-old suffered a dip in form as speculation surrounding his future intensified, but Gerrard has no fears over a repeat situation this time around.

He said: “It’s not a concern because I’ll play players that are settled. I’ll only start players who are focused on the job we’ve got to do.

“All the players are paid extremely well to be professional and respect the club.

“If I witness any player who gets unsettled by outside noise I’ll take them out.”