West Ham reject Fulham offer for Morrison

Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has revealed that his club have had a bid for West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison turned down by their London rivals, BBC Sport has reported.

Morrison has been one of the Hammers’ standout players this season, and his performances have earned him a place in the England U-21 squad. He has made 19 appearances in league and cup, scoring five goals.

This move has been the subject of intense speculation in recent days, with some reports claiming that Morrison had informed West Ham and work with Meulensteen again, as the pair were together at Manchester United.

And Meulensteen believes that Morrison is keen to move to Craven Cottage. Speaking after Fulham defeated Norwich City 3-0 in their FA Cup third round replay on Tuesday, he said: “We have put in a bid for Ravel Morrison that has been knocked back. It’s back to Alistair Mackintosh [Fulham chief executive] and we’ll see what happens.”

“Yes, I think he does want to come. He would add pace, power, unpredictability and a real attacking threat. “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.”

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