STEVEN GERRARD has reiterated his stance that none of his title-challenging Rangers stars will be sold before the end of the transfer window.

The Ibrox boss has repeatedly had to deal with discussions over a handful of his most important players during January, with the likes of Glen Kamara, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson all linked with moves away.

Striker Alfredo Morelos has been the most talked about member of Gerrard's squad and La Liga giants Sevilla became the latest club to be credited with an interest in the Colombian this week.

Gerrard is under no pressure to sell, though, and won't lose any of his key men before the window closes on Friday night.

He said: “I’m aware of the interest in the media. I think there have been three or four teams linked with Alfredo in the last couple of days.

"I expected it because we’re coming into the last week of the window. We have a long list of who he’s been linked with in the 20 months I’ve been here.

"My message won’t change: he’s not for sale, he won’t be sold and we haven’t received any bid for him. That’s the same for Connor Goldson, Glen Kamara, Tav.

"None of our best players will be leaving certainly in this window. We don’t want to sell any of our best players.”

Rangers are still looking to offload Greg Docherty on a loan deal but Gerrard expects Matt Polster to remain for the second half of the season.

Borna Barisic is edging towards penning an extension to his Ibrox deal and Jermain Defoe is close to agreeing terms to complete a permanent move from Bournemouth.

“I’m expecting some good news to be announced, it’s just about the final details," Gerrard said of Defoe.

"That’s a big statement and that will make me happy.

“There won’t be anything in the contract to do with that (becoming a coach) but my attitude towards that hasn’t changed I would welcome it.

"I think he should continue to do what he’s doing, because he’s doing it ever so well, but for all the players who are further on into their careers we are an open door in terms of trying to help them progress in the coaching department.”