Rangers boss Ally McCoist says no offers tabled for Nikica Jelavic

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic
Jelavic has scored 14 goals for Rangers this season

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he is not aware of any offers for his star striker Nikica Jelavic.

The 26-year-old Croatian international has been linked with several leading clubs in England.

Asked if there has been any bids for the player, McCoist said: "No, certainly not to my knowledge.

"There was a rumour knocking about on Wednesday before the Celtic game. That was all it was. I haven't heard anything to confirm or deny that."

Rangers paid Rapid Vienna £4m for Jelavic in August 2010 and he has scored 14 goals so far this season.

The striker was the subject of a failed £6.5m bid from Leicester City in August and later claimed Turkish club Fenerbahce were chasing him.

With the Scottish champions facing a potentially crippling tax bill next month, Rangers may not be in a position to resist selling their leading goalscorer.

But McCoist added: "Nobody has told me that any club has made an offer at all.

"I think it was one of the radio stations that mentioned QPR but it was just rumour."

And McCoist made it clear he would not welcome any interest in the forward next month, saying: "Not particularly. In fact, not at all."

Jelavic scored 19 goals in his debut campaign despite spending almost four months on the sidelines through injury.

Speaking in October, he said: "I enjoy it in Glasgow, my family are happy here too and I still have three years on my contract.

"For me, the best league in Europe is in England and I would like to play there one day, although Spain and Germany are also very attractive."

McCoist has also revealed that he will hold talks with Rangers' owner Craig Whyte in the next few days with a view to establishing what the club will do during the January transfer window.

"Our scouting department have been very busy and I'm in almost constant dialogue with the boys," he said.

"We've got one or two players, in an ideal world, we would like to bring in. We just have to wait and see what happens. We're ready to go if we can go.

"I'll sit down in the next few days and have a good chat with Craig and see where we are.

"I've gone on record as saying it would be nice for us to strengthen in forward areas and that's still the case.

"We will just have to wait and see where we are and if we are in a position to do that."

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