West Ham’s resolve to be tested with £4.5m bid

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.

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