Jelavic 'flattered' by Liverpool link


Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic admits he is flattered by speculation linking him with a January move to Liverpool, but insists he has heard nothing concrete about any interest.

The 26-year-old Croatian international has turned in a series of scintillating performances for the SPL giants this season, and is believed to have attracted interest from a host of Barclays Premier League clubs.

Under contract at Ibrox until 2014, Jelavic says whilst he is happy in Glasgow a potential move to Anfield could be too good an opportunity to turn down.

"Of course it is nice to see your name being linked with that kind of club," he told Slobodna Dalmacija. "But I don't know if the rumour is true.

"Liverpool is a big club and anybody would like to play at Anfield but I'm just trying to stay focused on my game."

The Gers top-scorer is refusing to be distracted by speculation surrounding him during the transfer window, and despite reported interest from Reds boss Kenny Dalglish, is concentrating on performing for Rangers.

"Every day I read in the papers that some new club is coming to get me but it's funny as I don't know anything about it," Jelavic continued. "So I don't mind if a day passes without me looking at the papers.

"I just want to stay focused for Rangers. I love it in Glasgow. I'm contracted here for another two-and-a-half years.

"But, if the club were to sell me to get the money they need, then that would suit me too."

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