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Ravel Morrison: Fulham Bid Rejected By West Ham

15/01/2014 08:21 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Ravel Morrison of West Ham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at Boleyn Ground on November 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Fulham have had a bid for West Ham United attacker Ravel Morrison, head coach René Meulensteen confirmed.

The Fulham boss, who coached Morrison through Manchester United's youth systems, also revealed he believes the Hammers midfielder wants to move to Craven Cottage.

"Yes, we did make a bid," Meulensteen said after Fulham's 3-0 FA Cup third round replay victory over Norwich at Craven Cottage. "Yes I think he does want to come. He would add pace, power, unpredictability and a real attacking threat.

"I don't know what the situation is now, because that's left with (club director) Alistair Macintosh."

Ravel Morrison, 2013-14

United academy product Morrison has drawn rave reviews this season after a loan spell with Birmingham last term.

Morrison had struggled to settle in London after leaving Old Trafford in January 2012, but has scored five goals in the current campaign and is tipped to make England coach Roy Hodgson's 23-man World Cup squad.

Cardiff are also rumoured to be prepared to fight for Morrison's services, and Meulensteen said it is still too early to tell whether any deal can be struck between Fulham and West Ham.

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

"I've known him for a long, long time, but the thing is this: we have to wait and see how the club takes it forward as to whether there's another bid.

"He would bring youthfulness, energy, unpredictability, attacking strength, loads of things."