Fulham boss Mark Hughes has blocked the move for Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell.
The Guardian says Sidwell's hopes of joining Fulham look to have been dashed, leaving the midfielder facing an uncertain future and Aston Villa once again frustrated in their attempts to move on one of their squad players.
Sidwell had been lined up to go to Fulham for about £3m had Martin Jol taken over as manager but Hughes's appointment appears to have scuppered the deal.
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