Ravel Morrison may be heading out of Upton Park for a loan spell at a promotion-seeking Championship club.
Rav hasn’t seen Premier League action since the 3-1 defeat by Newcastle in mid January and could be allowed to go out in the emergency loan window which remains open until the third Friday of March for league clubs.
Players can go on loans for up to 93 days and some club insiders believe the hurly burly of a promotion fight may help put a hard edge on Rav.
With the side having drawn away at Chelsea and won their last two games – the first back to back wins since returning to the Premier League – a move could be on the cards as at the moment the player is surplus to their first team needs.
Were the club to decide that they are ready to let him out there would be a recall clause entered into the agreement.
Claretandhugh has learned exclusively that Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, Reading and Derby County are all interested in the player.
There have been rumours all season that West Ham boss Sam Allardyce and the player don’t always see eye to eye and it could be that a move will take place sooner rather than later.
A Hammers source said: “It may be that Ravel needs to get some more experience at Championship level and become perhaps a bit more battle hardened.
A loan is certainly not something we would rule out at this stage if the right club came in for him.”