Fulham boss has time for transfers

Hughes is keen to increase his options up front and has been linked with Manchester City strikers Craig Bellamy and Roque Santa Cruz.

“Ideally, we would’ve liked to have been in place before the pre-season schedule was undertaken,” said Hughes. “But that wasn’t possible.

“We’ve got two weeks before the start of the season and we’ve still got another two weeks after that of the window to negotiate as well, so there’s still plenty of time.”