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Transfer News: Hull City make bid for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley

Image: Tom Cleverley: Midfielder is wanted by Hull City

Hull City have joined Aston Villa and Valencia in the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley.

Hull boss Steve Bruce confirmed there has been contact between the two clubs and that he has made an undisclosed offer for the England midfielder. 

Bruce told Sky Sports News HQ: "There has been conversations between the two clubs and we did have some sort of offer, but where we are up to between the two clubs I am not too sure because I have been away in London.

"If there is a deal to be done to try and get somebody like Tom then of course we would be interested."

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Steve Bruce is unsure how likely a deal for Tom Cleverley is but has confirmed Hull are close to signing Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez from Palermo

On Friday, Sky sources revealed that Spanish side Valencia had made a surprise move for the 25-year-old who has also been the subject of a bid from Aston Villa.

United manager Louis van Gaal is thought to be prepared to listen to offers for Cleverley, who has just 12 months left on his contract, as he looks to shake things up following a poor start to the season.

Van Gaal has already allowed Wilfried Zaha to rejoin Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal and striker Danny Welbeck is also been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with a number of Premier League teams interested.

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Striker Javier Hernandez is reported to be wanted by Juventus and midfielder Shinji Kagawa is also attracting interest from a number of European clubs, with the Japan international tipped to return to Borussia Dortmund.  

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