Fulham are ready to step up their attempts to sign West Ham star Ravel Morrison, by making a second offer for the player this week, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Cottagers saw a bid of £4million rejected for the former Manchester United prospect last week, and are now set to return with an increased offer of £4.5million, after Fulham owner Shahid Khan gave the go-ahead.
Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen believes there is still a chance for Fulham to sign the England under-21 midfielder, and is hopeful his strong relationship with the player will play a big part.
Meulensteen coached Morrison during the pairs time at Manchester United, and are understood to have kept a good working relationship.
West Ham only paid £650,000 for Morrison when signing him from the Old Trafford club in 2012.
Fulham are also willing to increase Morrison’s wages, with the 20-year-old currently earning £15,000 a week at Upton Park.
Fulham’s attempts to complete the deal have outraged West Ham, and have sparked a row between the relegation rivals.
The Hammers insist Morrison will be going nowhere, and have accused the Cottagers of tapping up the young midfielder.