Liverpool & Newcastle target flattered by 'expected' interest

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Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic says he is flatterd with reports linking him to the Barclays Premier League.

The Croatian has scored 12 goals in 17 SPL games this season, following ample interest in him during the summer transfer window.

Liverpool and Newcastle United were two of those clubs reportedly ready to make a move for Jelavic, interest that the striker says is nice to read about.

"Every day, when I open the newspapers, I'm moving to another club," said Jelavic.

"It's nice to think so many teams are interested in me from the strongest league in the world but I'm not thinking about a transfer right now."

Gers boss Ally McCoist says he expects further interest in the forward, but will be hoping to keep hold of the 26-year-old to help boost his SPL title bid.

Newcastle were linked with a deadline day move to Jelavic, after a move for Bryan Ruiz broke down, while Liverpool were also interested, but opted to bring in Craig Bellamy.

Both Liverpool and Newcastle are searching for a striker this winter, and Jelavic could be one potential target.

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