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Jan, 25, 2012

Still no offers for Jelavic - McCoist

Rangers manager Ally McCoist claims his club have not received any offers for Nikica Jelavic despite mounting speculation linking the striker with a move to the Premier League.

• Jelavic's dad claims Liverpool interest

Jelavic has been linked with Liverpool, West Brom, Fulham and QPR but McCoist insists that, as it stands, the Croatian striker remains a Rangers player.

"We have absolutely not received any bids for Nikica or indeed any of our players at all. No offers have been put in from any clubs," McCoist told the club's website.

Although the Ibrox boss did confirm that informal talks had taken place with Championship promotion-chasers West Ham United.

"[West Ham manager] Sam Allardyce and I have spoken on the phone and had a conversation which will remain private. Craig Whyte has also spoken to [West Ham co-owner] Mr Sullivan and they have had a discussion too which Craig has told me about.

"But there has certainly not been an offer from West Ham for Nikica and everything we are reading is purely speculation. The same applies to everyone else in the squad.''

Meanwhile, Jelavic, who has scored 16 goals for the SPL champions this season, admitted he would have no reservations about leaving Scotland to play in the Championship with the Hammers, despite his reportedly favouring a move to Liverpool.

"West Ham are a great club and not a Second Division outfit," Jelavic told The Daily Record. "They are a famous English Premier League club who happened to be relegated last season and will return to the top division next season.

"It would be nice to play there, but I am playing at a big club so it wouldn't bother me if I had to stay and anyway I don't even call my agent about a transfer these days. I know Rangers are in a tough financial situation and if they need to sell me I will go, but I would also be happy to stay."

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