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10 December 2023

Jelavic 'most likely' to sign for Liverpool

Rangers forward Nikica Jelavic is headed to Anfield. (FILE)

By Staff

Liverpool are odds on favourite to sign Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic who is also a target of West Ham and Queens Park Rangers, according to his father.

The Croatian has been heavily linked with a move away from Ibrox this winter following a series of impressive performances in the SPL over the past 18 months.

With Kenny Dalglish seeking to bolster their attacking options in the absence of banned Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, Anfield is the preferred destination for the 26-year-old.

Dalglish was left fuming after their 3-1 humiliation at Bolton and warned his multi-million pound stars to pull up their socks or be kicked out.

Jelavic's father claims the Rangers striker has grander ambitions than to play for West Ham or Queens Park Rangers and is "most likely" to sign for Liverpool.
Sam Allardyce confirmed at the weekend that West Ham had enquired about the availability of Jelavic, while QPR are also understood to be keeping tabs on his situation.
Philip Jelavic claims his son could soon be heading to Anfield.
"We know about the interest of West Ham and QPR," Jelavic senior said in The Sun.
"But Nikica has five or six clubs that are interested, including that of the great Liverpool.
"As for West Ham and QPR, Nikica is more ambitious than that.
"It's most likely that he'll sign for Liverpool.
"But there are a few days until the end of the window, so we'll see."

West Ham had appeared favourites to land Jelavic - Rangers top scorer this season with 16 goals - though it is believed talks have stalled because of the forward's wage demands.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce confirmed last week that he was chasing Jelavic, saying: "Jelavic is one of many others because we have been made aware by other sources that he might be available. We have made bids to bring people in - but have not managed it yet.