Fulham scrambling to keep Hughes from Aston Villa

Fulham risk losing Mark Hughes to Aston Villa.

Fulham risk losing Mark Hughes to Aston Villa.

The London Evening Standard says Hughes is high up on their short-list - which includes David Moyes, Roberto Martinez, Carlo Ancelotti, Martin Jol and Steve McClaren - and can activate a clause in his two-year contract at Craven Cottage which could see him leave the club as a free agent at the end of the month.

Fulham have been in negotiations with Hughes over a new deal for some time and are determined to fight to keep him at the club.

When asked about Hughes's future, a club spokesman said today: "The position remains the same and we are focused on next season."

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