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Ravel Morrison 'Tapped Up' By Fulham, West Ham Claim

15/01/2014 11:30 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT
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West Ham United have complained to the Premier League that Fulham "tapped up" Ravel Morrison.

Whites coach René Meulensteen confirmed a bid had been rejected following their 3-0 FA Cup third round replay win over Norwich on Tuesday night, but the Hammers are incensed the Dutchman said Morrison wanted to join Fulham.

"Yes, we did make a bid," Meulensteen said. "Yes I think he does want to come. He would add pace, power, unpredictability and a real attacking threat.

Ravel Morrison, 2013-14

"We got knocked back, it got rejected, and so we need to review it and move on. I've explained how I think about the situation (to the Fulham board), so we'll have to wait and see what happens.

In response to West Ham's complaint, Fulham said in a statement: "All René Meulensteen did in the press conference as far as we are concerned is tell the truth."

Meulensteen added Morrison, 20, "would bring youthfulness, energy, unpredictability, attacking strength, loads of things."

Morrison's contract with West Ham expires in 18 months.