Stoke ahead of Hull for Villa striker Harewood

Stoke City have moved ahead of Hull in the race for Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood. An offer of £1.5m should be enough to secure his services, with wages of around £25,000 a week.

Stoke City have moved ahead of Hull in the race for Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood.

An offer of £1.5m should be enough to secure his services, with wages of around £25,000 a week.

"Marlon would be keen on a move to Hull City but there has been no contact from Hull since that initial contact," a source close to Harewood told the Hull Daily Mail.