Jelavic would be happy Hammer
Rangers' Nikica Jelavic says he would have no reservations about quitting Scotland for Championship club West Ham.
Last Updated: 25/01/12 11:23am
Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic says he would have no reservations about quitting Scotland to move to the Championship.
The Croatia international has been linked with a host of sides including Premier League QPR and Liverpool - but Championship promotion-chasers West Ham are also in the hunt for his signature.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club have enquired about the availability of the prolific striker and Jelavic insists joining them would be a tempting option.
He told the Daily Record: "West Ham are a great club and not a Second Division outfit.
"They are a famous English Premier League club who happened to be relegated last season and will return to the top division next season.
"It would be nice to play there, but I am playing at a big club so it wouldn't bother me if I had to stay and anyway I don't even call my agent about a transfer these days.
"I know Rangers are in a tough financial situation and if they need to sell me I will go, but I would also be happy to stay."
Rangers boss Ally McCoist is determined to hang on to his star frontman in spite of the Hammers' interest
McCoist has confirmed talks have taken place between Gers chairman Craig Whyte and his West Ham counterpart David Sullivan.
"I spoke to Craig and I believe Craig had a conversation with David Sullivan," said McCoist.
"But Craig was very keen to point out that absolutely no offers had been made at all. I think it was just a pretty informal chat they had."