Phil Brown, the Hull manager, wanted Harewood at the KC Stadium last summer but the former Hammers marksman joined Newcastle on loan instead, scoring six goals in 15 matches.
Villa would not stand in Harewood's way and Phil Sproson, the player's agent, said: 'I have spoken to both Phil and Gianfranco [Zola] and both said they were interested in Marlon if they can get the deals sorted at their clubs.
Loan battle: West Ham and Hull City are chasing striker Marlon Harewood
'Phil said he is still interested in Marlon and that he has watchedhim a couple of times recently. He said that he had been impressed thatMarlon has clearly got the bit between his teeth again, but he said hehad to get two or three players out before he could bring anyone in.
'That is where we left it and it is a similar situation with West Ham.'
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