You have got to hand it to The Peepul they really can play the long game in a story, with relation to Alfredo Morelos it is a story that began with a mystery club in China and has since enveloped over a dozen clubs, now yet another has emerged.

West Brom have apparently joined the race to sign Morelos just as Gerrard has admitted that Lille are no where near Sevco’s valuation of the erratic Colombian.

Despite Lille not being anywhere close with respected reporters suggesting as little as £6 million has been offered, today some fresh information magically appeared in the Daily Record suggesting a £17 million bid.

Lille are set to return to Rangers with a £17 million bid for Alfredo Morelos – with Premiership new boys West Bromwich Albion waiting in the wings and preparing a rival offer.

The French side have already agreed terms with the Colombian striker but they have still to thrash out a fee with the Ibrox outfit.

That has alerted West Brom who failed with a £12 million bid for Morelos last summer, when they were still in the Championship.

Of course the DR may have just made that up…