With Chelsea and Manchester City circling, Blackburn boss Mark Hughes admits he has big club ambitions.

Speaking to the Daily Mail in an interview conducted before the link to City emerged, Hughes suggested his long-term career aspirations might not be satisfied at Ewood Park.

"It's my ambition to go as far as my ability will allow me to, just as I did as a player," the ex-Wales boss said.

"I wasn't the best, I had limitations, but my attitude took me to Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea - some of the top clubs in Europe."

"That approach still holds true as a manager. If my ability allows me to go on and progress and get top jobs then all is well and good.

"I'm not someone who accepts mediocrity."