Hull City and Stoke City are ready to fight for the signature of Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley at the end of the season, [football] direct news understands. The England international has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford under boss David Moyes, often overlooked in favour of Michael Carrick, fit-again Darren Fletcher and 27million summer signing Marouane Fellaini. It has been a difficult campaign for the 24-year-old, who suffered the humiliation of seeing an online petition set up calling for his removal from the Three Lions squad prior to last month’s friendly against Denmark. The Mancunian, capped 13 times by his country, was still selected for the squad by manager Roy Hodgson. Sources close to Hull and the Potters told FDN they are keen to sign Cleverley on a permanent basis when the transfer window reopens, but would also consider a loan deal. His contract with the champions expires in June 2015, with an extension yet to be thrashed out by the club and his representatives.