West Ham United transfer news: Sam Allardyce and Hammers board split on Ravel Morrison

Hammers hierarchy could be on a collision course over Morrison's future

Click to follow
The Independent Football

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has revealed that the Hammers board are in disagreement with manager Sam Allardyce over the future of Ravel Morrison.

Allardyce has regularly spoken of his desire to offload Morrison, despite the injury woes which continue to plague Andy Carroll's career, and even allowed the England under-21 star to be loaned out to Queens Park Rangers last season.

After helping Harry Redknapp's side return to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs, Swansea and CSKA Moscow have been linked with the former Manchester United youth star.

Sullivan, however, revealed the board's disagreement with the decision during an interview with talkSPORT and implied that there will be a meeting held in the coming weeks between the two parties.

"Sam has said Ravel is not part of his plans but we do - as a board - see him as part of our plans," Sullivan said.

"I think he said in a press conference, if I read it correctly, he's not part of his plans for this season. I think he said that in New Zealand but we don't agree with that. We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract.

"We do like him. We do see him as part of the long-term future of the club but we have to agree it with the manager because there's no point signing a player he's not going to play."

The 21-year-old wasn't included in the West Ham squad who travelled out to New Zealand for a pre-season tour of the country after undergoing groin surgery.

While he may well be fit enough to contribute to the upcoming Premier League season, it remains to be seen whether it will be at Upton Park.