Last Updated: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:18
Former Fulham boss Mark Hughes wants to take advantage of Brede Hangeland's dwindling contract and sign him for Queens Park Rangers.
The under-pressure QPR boss worked with the Norwegian international during his one season in charge at Craven Cottage two years ago and knows all about the central defender's qualities and leadership.
Hughes wants the 31-year-old to solidify his shaky QPR back four and is reportedly prepared to pay as much as £9million to land his man.
Hangeland will be down to the final six months of his contract in January and Cottagers officials know they could be forced to cash in on him unless he agrees fresh terms.
Hughes has been chasing a Premier League-proven centre back all year and tried to lure Michael Dawson from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
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