McCoist - No bids for Jelavic

But initial talks have taken place with West Ham

Nikica Jelavic: The Rangers striker has scored 17 times this season for the SPL side

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Rangers have revealed that they have not received any bids for star striker Nikica Jelavic.

But manager Ally McCoist has confirmed that Gers chairman Craig Whyte and West Ham chairman David Sullivan have held casual talks.

The Croatian has scored 17 goals for the Scottish Premier League outfit this season and is also being linked with Liverpool, West Brom, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

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Jelavic has already admitted that he would be happy to move to West Ham, while his father has claimed that it is likely he will sign for Liverpool, but McCoist remains confident that he will stay at Ibrox.

No offers

He told the club's official website: "We have absolutely not received any bids for Nikica or indeed any of our players at all. No offers have been put in from any clubs.

"That's where we are at the moment. Sam Allardyce and I have spoken on the phone and had a conversation which will remain private.

"Craig (Whyte) has also spoken to Mr Sullivan and they have had a discussion, too, which Craig has told me about.

"But there has certainly not been an offer from West Ham for Nikica and everything we are reading is purely speculation. The same applies to everyone else in the squad."

Meanwhile, David Healy and Kirk Broadfoot have also been linked with a move away this January, but McCoist is desperate to hold onto his key players as they chase the SPL title.

He added: "The key message with the likes of Nikica, David and Kirk is that they are all integral members of our squad and hopefully that will remain the case."