Mark Hughes quit Fulham over a lack of transfer funds, it has been revealed.

The Sun says sources close to Hughes claim a new deal was still some way off after two months of talks - but that the main reason he has gone is a massive breakdown over transfer funds.

Hughes was growing frustrated with what he felt was Fulham's sluggish response to his demands for more firepower and the ongoing pursuit of £10m Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo.

The source said: "Hughes had spent hardly any money since taking over.

He sensed much dithering over moves to buy new players and simply decided enough was enough and resigned."

Hughes' contract had an escape clause which kicked in on June 1 allowing him to join another club or be sacked with no compensation.

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