Premier League appeals to Rangers target Jelavic
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Nikica Jelavic has reiterated his desire to join Rangers but admits his long-term goal is to play in the English Premier League.
Rangers chief executive Martin Bain is back in Austria attempting to finalise a deal with Rapid Vienna who are reportedly holding out for a £4million fee for the 24-year-old striker.
Jelavic was quoted in the Daily Record as saying: "The Scottish league is stronger than the Austrian league and Rangers are a great club.
"But I've always been honest and I've never hidden my desire to one day play in the English Premier League because it is the best in the world.
"At this moment I remain a Rapid Vienna player and a professional.
"I want to do the very best I can for this club until someone tells me otherwise.
"That's all I can say at this time."
Rapid's sporting director Alfred Hoertnagl is adamant there is still a lot of work to be done.
He said: "There are still too many points that are open, even from the player's side.
"I don't want to make any comment about sums or fees.
"I'm not sure if a deal can go through at all. As long as the transfer window is open these issues and themes will always be on the table."
Latest in Sport
Match of the Day stays: Why the BBC's new Premier League rights deal is better news for some fans than others
Brooklyn Beckham poses in Arsenal training kit following rumours of signing for the Gunners
Manchester United transfer news and rumours: David De Gea could leave for FREE; £38m for Marquinhos; £37m bid for Mats Hummels;
Danny Ings to Liverpool: The Reds attempt to steal a march on rivals in race to sign Burnley striker
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Pair meet at NBA game and exchange numbers, will the fight be announced during Super Bowl?
- 2 The awkward moment Sarah Palin raised $25,000 for Hillary Clinton's election campaign
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures