Hammers laugh off £4.5m Ravel talk!


rav5              EXCLUSIVE

West Ham United today laughed off reports that Fulham may believe they could succeed in a £4.5 million bid for Ravel Morrison.

 A morning newspaper report claiming that the Cottagers are ready to up their bid for the 20 year old was dubbed “derisory” when we put it on a highly placed source this morning.

Morrison’s future has been the subject of ongoing speculation since the window opened with Fulham reported to have lodged bid of £7 million for both him and Mohamed Diame.

 Given that the release clause in Diame’s contract is set at £3.5 million a bid of £4.5 million for Morrison would represent a £1 million increase.

 We were told: “That would be derisory and totally unacceptable although I would stress there have been no offers..

 “Were there to be they would need to START at double that – we have no real intentions of letting him go but as they say, every player has his price.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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