Manchester City have made enquiries about the availability of West Ham United youngster Ravel Morrison who has been impressing while playing on-loan at Birmingham City.

The 20-year-old has been working hard to restore his reputation after leaving Manchester United amidst a string of off-field incidents which eventually led Sir Alex Ferguson to show him the exit door.

Ravel Morrison
Ravel Morrison left Manchester United after a string of off the field incidents blighted his playing career. [Reuters]

Morrison had emerged as one of the standout talents in the Manchester United academy and was tipped for a bright future at Old Trafford before failing to agree a new contract and eventually making the move to West Ham.

The attacking midfielder made it clear that he wanted regular first team football when he left United but he struggled to force his way into the plans of Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, who handed him just one substitute appearance before sending him to Birmingham.

While Morrison may have struggled at Upton Park, he has excelled during his season-long loan spell at Birmingham, making 24 league appearances and scoring two goals.

The Daily Mirror believe that Manchester City have now made enquiries about the midfielder as they believe that Morrison's performances have shown that he can still fulfil his potential.

Newcastle and Arsenal are believed to have previously been keeping tabs on the performances of Morrison but reports suggest that the only genuine interest at this moment is from Manchester City.

Roberto Mancini did show last summer that he was prepared to sign young English players as he brought Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair to the club, but there is a feeling that he will look to make some more high profile signings after a disappointing season.

City look like finishing the season in second place and will be desperate to improve their squad in order to reclaim the Premier League title, and become more competitive in the Champions League.

While Morrison would find it difficult to force his way into the first team, if he could continue to develop then there is a suggestion that he could still become a major player in the Premier League and for England.