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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