Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp will launch a bid to sign West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison on loan after admitting a deal for the England Under-21 international is a "possibility".
Despite starring during the early months of the campaign, Morrison hasn't started in the Premier League for the Hammers since December's defeat to Manchester United and was left out of the squad for the win at Aston Villa on Saturday.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is adamant Morrison is not injured though his omission is curious given the club's plight in the Premier League and a run of four defeats in their last nine games.
Fulham were heavily linked with a move for Morrison in the January transfer window but a deal was unable to be clinched though the 21 year old has been linked with a loan move to Championship promotion chasing trio QPR, Derby County and Leicester City.
Following his side's 1-0 defeat to Derby at Pride Park, Rangers boss Redknapp said of a move for midfielder: "It's a possibility.
"It's been mentioned today but I don't know what the situation with him is. I've been trying to ring Sam (Allardyce) all day, I haven't been able to get hold of him, he's busy I'm sure.
"If they want to loan him out and he'd like to come to us, it's a possibility."
"I don't know where it's come from [reports of a deal being agreed]. I've had newspaper men ringing me today and I just denied it at the moment. (But) If he does want to come and they want to loan him out, we'd be interested, for sure. He's a talent, (and) can open doors and make the difference."
Having not featured for West Ham since the League Cup loss to Manchester City, questions have been asked over Morrison's fitness however Allardyce claims the ex-Birmingham City loanee's omission is not motivated by injury.
"Listening to our medical staff, there is no problem that he can carry on - not at all," Allardyce said. "He says he feels it occasionally. Instead of gritting your teeth and getting on with it... he's not the type.
"Lots and lots of players throughout the country will be playing with a similar type of injury that the medical team say 'you can carry on, it's not a problem'."
Morrison has endured a chequered career, having joined West Ham after failing to impress Sir Alex Ferguson at United before a spell at Birmingham.
Such was the form of the England youth international in the early parts of the season he was linked with being included in Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Despite appearing to be on the straight and narrow, former Irons forward Dean Ashton says his latest spell out suggests there is still work to be done with Morrison.
"He's obviously a great talent but Sam is right, he needs a bit more from him other than that bit of flair," he told talkSPORT. "He needs more industry. For Sam to say that shows the relationship has gone. Maybe it's best for him to go out on loan."