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Rapid expect Jelavic stay

August 4, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Rapid Vienna say they have yet to receive any realistic offers for Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic amid interest from Rangers.

Nikica Jelavic
GettyImagesNikica Jelavic is keen on moving to Ibrox

Jelavic, who scored twice for Rapid in their Europa League qualifier against Beroe on Tuesday, said this week that he was eager to seal a move to Ibrox.

However, Rapid's sporting director, Alfred Hortnagl, has now suggested he does not expect to sell Jelavic, 24, as he has yet to receive a satisfactory offer.

"Unless we receive a concrete offer that meets our valuation, Jelavic will certainly remain with us," he told Sportnet.at. "We haven't received any offers that would force us to make a decision."

David Moyes was reported to have been to the Gerhard-Hanappi Stadion to look at Jelavic but Hortnagel said he knows nothing of Everton's reported interest.