Valencia in Cleverley bid

Valencia CF have made a surprise approach for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, according to Sky Sports.

Cleverley has attracted interest from a number of clubs this summer, with Aston Villa also said to have had a bid of £8 million accepted for the England international. Steve Bruce’s Hull City are also said to have made an approach for his services, while Everton have also recently been linked.

Basingstoke-born Cleverley came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, and made his competitive bow for United in the 3-2 Community Shield victory over rivals Manchester City in 2011. To date he has made 79 appearances in all competitions for United, scoring 5 goals in the process.

After performing well for Stuart Pearce’s Great Britain team in the 2012 Olympic Games, he received his first full cap for England in a friendly victory over Italy. He has so far won 13 senior caps for the national team, although missed out on selection for the recent World Cup in Brazil.

Cleverley has made just one appearance for United so far this season, playing the full 90 minutes of the 1-1 Premier League draw at Sunderland.

A move to Valencia for Cleverley would mark the club’s second raid on Manchester this summer, after they also landed Argentina under-20 international midfielder Bruno Zuculini on loan from Mancester City.

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