Rangers' Nikica Jelavic is a reported target of Liverpool
Rangers' Nikica Jelavic attempts an overhead kick against Celtic during their Scottish Premier League soccer match at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, December 28, 2011. REUTERS

Nikica Jelavic has admitted he is hugely flattered by the alleged interest from Liverpool and has urged Kenny Dalglish to firm up his rumoured advances with a formal offer.

Liverpool are currently negotiating the absence of Luis Suarez following the Uruguayan's acceptance of his eight match ban, and Dalglish is believed to be exploring several options this month as he bids to cure the Merseyside club's woes in front of goal.

The Daily Mail intimate Dirk Kuyt could be jettisoned from Liverpool this month in order to free up funds for the prolific Croatian, who has netted an impressive 33-goals in 46 matches for Rangers.

Jelavic concedes he is aware of reports of Liverpool's interest, but thus far he is yet to informed if there is anything further than just speculation.

In addition to interest from Liverpool, Dalglish's Premier League rivals West Brom, Sunderland, and Everton have all been associated with the 26-year-old.

"Every day it appears a new club wants me and that's a little ridiculous," The reputed Liverpool target told the Daily Mail. "I know nothing about any offers. I just want to concentrate on Rangers.

"I have another two-and-a-half years left of my contract but, if the club decides to sell me, because I know that we are in a difficult financial situation, then fine.

"Of course I am flattered about Liverpool, but I do not know how much truth there is." The Ibrox talisman said. "Therefore, I don't pay attention because I do not want to create additional pressure.

"My job is to play. Liverpool is a great name but, like I say, the question is how much are they really interested?"

Meanwhile, Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has issued a public apology for racially abusing Patrice Evra, although he stopped short of acknowledging the Manchester United star.

"I admitted to the commission that I said a word in Spanish once and only once. I told the panel members that I will not use it again on a football pitch in England." The Liverpool forward said.

"I never, ever used this word in a derogatory way and if it offends anyone then I want to apologise for that."

Suarez began his eight match ban during Liverpool's chastening 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Tuesday.