Hughes ready to splash cash

The imminent appointment of Mark Hughes as QPR manager is of course in the news, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that he is keen to sign highly-rated Brazilian Henrique.

The 20-year-old striker, who plays for Sao Paulo, was the top scorer at the Under-20 World Cup and has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs.

Hughes will be given £8m to spend by the Tony Fernandes-led board, according to the Daily Star.

The Daily Mail say Hughes will be given a £20m transfer kitty and wants defender Chris Samba, who he signed while Blackburn boss.

Lampard’s future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt.

Samba was a target for Rangers prior to Neil Warnock’s recent sacking, while Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been mentioned as a possible signing.

The Sun also suggest Hughes will be handed a £20m budget, while The Daily Express and Daily Mirror say Hughes will get £30m to spend on players, with England forward Darren Bent also a target.

The Express also say Frank Lampard could leave Chelsea to rejoin West Ham if the east London club win promotion back to the Premier League.

And the Mail claim Daniel Sturridge’s long-term Chelsea future is in doubt after it emerged talks over a contract extension have yet to be scheduled.

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