Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is determined to win the race for West Ham United’s England under-21 star Ravel Morrison.Pardew was keen on the player before he was signed by the Londoners and has been keeping an eye on his progress ever since.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });The midfield ace – currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers – looks certain to leave east London this summer and as reported by [football] direct news is strongly fancied by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. However, the Irishman wants to ensure that his temperament is 100 per cent before making a move and that has put Pardew at the head of the queue. The Toon boss has no such reservations in his mind and will tell the player exactly that, knowing he’s a man who responds to that sort of belief and understanding. The Hammers however, may have to accept that with only a year left on his contract, Morrison will leave for around 3-4 million but will insist on a 20 per cent sell-on clause. A source close to Morrison told us: “Alan loves him – has no reservations about him – and is determined not to miss out twice.¬†Read more Newcastle United transfer news.