Ravel Morrison subject to £3m Cardiff bid

The 21-year-old former Manchester United midfielder was in court this week on an assault charge, but Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring him to south Wales

By David Craddock

Cardiff City are in talks with West Ham over a £3 million transfer for Ravel Morrison, Goal understands.

The Manchester United academy graduate has one year remaining on his deal at Upton Park and the Hammers are open to a sale.

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer worked with Morrison during his time as reserve team manager at Old Trafford and believes he can get the best out of a player plauged by off-field controversies.

Morrison was in court this week on an assault charge, where he was accused of threatening to throw acid in the face of an ex-girlfriend.

The 21-year-old was also advised to leave Manchester by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson after his first court appearance in 2011 on a witness intimidation charge, which he admitted.

He completed a move to West Ham in 2012 but spent a year on loan at Birmingham before breaking into the Sam Allardyce's squad in 2013-14.

The midfielder caught the eye during the first half of last season, but was loaned to Queens Park Rangers in February following rumours of a contract dispute with the Hammers.

The Bluebirds, relegated from the Premier League in May, opened their Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw against Blackburn on Friday evening.

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