Roma enter United starlet race

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Roma have made an inquiry over the availability of Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison, according to talkSPORT.

Having rejected a new contract at Old Trafford - according to manager Sir Alex Ferguson - the suggestion is that Morrison, who is out of contract at the end of the season, wants to leave the Premier League champions.

The report is the latest in a catalogue of stories concerning Morrison's future at United, sparking suggestions Newcastle United were interested in the midfielder.

Ferguson confirmed last week that a bid from The Toon had been rejected, and that a contract offered to the 18-year-old, who has played in two Carling Cup ties this term, has been turned down.

"His agent has been working hard to get him another club," he said. "We've offered him terms which he has refused.

"We've rejected an offer from Newcastle. We'll see how that progresses. "His demands are unrealistic as far as we're concerned."

But Morrison soon replied on Twitter, saying: "I have never once turned down a contract off Manchester United."

Reports since have suggested a move to Manchester City was in the offing, rumours which were also refuted by the starlet, who has demanded a reported £30,000-a-week at the Theatre of Dreams.

“Whoever keeps saying don't move to Manchester City, City have never ones been in my mind and who ever tells you I'm moving to them ignore them.

"Never asked for 30k, 50k, 20k, never refused 12k where do people get all this from," he added on Friday.

Morrison helped United claim their 10th Youth Cup last season, scoring twice in the 6-2 aggregate win over Sheffield United.

Morrison is one of three United youngsters who are quarrelling with the club over a new contract, with the understanding that Paul Pogba and Danny Welbeck are both stalling over new deals.

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