Fulham are poised to make an audacious bid to try to sign Ravel Morrison -- immediately after tomorrow's relegation six-pointer against West Ham
The Cottagers realise the likelihood of landing Morrison is remote, but that will not stop them becoming the first club to attempt to take advantage of his contract situation.
Morrison has 18 months remaining on his West Ham deal. There is a straight £18m release clause and another clause that states the Hammers would have to quadruple the midfielder's wages to £60,000 a week if they receive a £10m bid and want to keep him.
Other than being forced into listening to offers for Morrison, Sam Allardyce will try to offload at least three more players to free up cash for new signings, with Jack Collison, Matt Taylor and Ricardo Vaz Te all available.
Allardyce's priority remains a new striker, even though the club have pencilled in the Newcastle game on January 18 as a potential return date for Andy Carroll.
Inter Milan's Ishak Belfodil (21) is the latest forward West Ham are considering trying to take on loan.
(© Daily Telegraph, London)