Sam Allardyce keen on Ravel Morrison

Allardyce leading race to land teen sensation Morrison from Man United

Hammer time: Ravel Morrison could be heading to West Ham

Hammer time: Ravel Morrison could be heading to West Ham

Sam Allardyce is in pole position to land 18-year-old Manchester United striker Ravel Morrison.

Morrison stunned Manchester United by demanding 30,000 a week, despite the teenager making just three first-team appearances.

Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his exasperation with the talented but troubled 18-year-old, describing his demands as 'unrealistic'.

Sportsmail revealed last week how United have offered Morrison 12,000 a week – an amazing salary for someone so young – and while the player has denied rejecting a new offer, there is now understood to be an impasse. It is not clear if the 30,000-a week demand includes bonuses.

And with West Ham keen on the forward United could decide to sell the player.