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Rangers eye Cremonese striker Cyriel Dessers as Alfredo Morelos replacement

Rangers have tabled a bid for Cremonese striker Cyriel Dessers, reports the Daily Record.

Light Blues manager Michael Beale is in the market to strengthen his attack following the departures of Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos.

Cremonese have knocked back a seven-figure bid from Rangers, but the Scottish Premiership club remain in talks and are hoping to strike a deal.

Dessers is likely to be sold by the Italian club following their relegation to Serie B.

The Nigerian international ended the campaign with six goals and two assists in 26 Serie A games.

Dessers bagged 20 goals in 41 games during a loan spell with Eredivisie club Feyenoord last term.

He joined Cremonese from Genk last summer after ending his time with the Belgian Pro League club with 11 goals in 43 games.

Rangers need quality attackers to challenge Celtic next term, and the 28-year-old fits the bill.

The Hoops won the Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup following an outstanding domestic campaign.

Rangers have already snapped up Dujon Sterling and Kieran Dowell on pre-contract deals from Chelsea and Norwich City, respectively.

The Englishmen will help strengthen their defence and midfield, and more signings are expected in those two positions.

Belgium-born Dessers notched 29 goals in 40 games for NAC Breda in the Eerste Divisie in 2016-17.

He scored 37 goals over the following three seasons and should not have difficulty hitting the ground running at Ibrox.

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