Houston - No Goodwillie bids

United boss suggests striker is too expensive for SPL champions

Goodwillie: A target for Rangers but the striker could be too expensive for the SPL champions

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Dundee United manager Peter Houston has suggested striker David Goodwillie is 'too expensive' for SPL champions Rangers.

Skysports.com revealed on Monday that Rangers had made an enquiry regarding the possibility of bringing Goodwillie to Ibrox next season.

Goodwillie scored 19 goals for United last season and is under contract at Tannadice until 2014, with his valuation reported to be £2million.

New Rangers manager Ally McCoist has yet to make his first signing since taking over the helm from Walter Smith.

He has already lost out on Tomer Hemed, who snubbed a move to Ibrox in favour of Real Mallorca, and appears to have turned his attention to Goodwillie.

Wait and see

Houston told www.stv.tv: "There haven't been any bids for him.

"What has happened is that Rangers have contacted our chairman (Stephen Thompson), who is on holiday in Florida, and asked our valuation of the player.

"Our chairman has told Rangers what our valuation of the player is.

"At the moment I think it's too expensive for Rangers so we wait and see what happens there. But they haven't made any bid, they asked the valuation.

"You really can only talk about it when money is put on the table and, if they do, it's up to our chairman to decide if it is enough to take Goodwillie to Rangers."