Hughes hopes for Salcido deal
Fulham manager Mark Hughes has confirmed he is hoping to conclude a deal to sign Carlos Salcido.
Last Updated: 26/08/10 12:30pm
Fulham manager Mark Hughes has confirmed he is hoping to conclude a deal to sign PSV Eindhoven defender Carlos Salcido.
Skysports.com revealed earlier on Wednesday that the Cottagers are hoping to sign Salcido as a potential replacement for Paul Konchesky, who is wanted by former Fulham boss Roy Hodgson at Liverpool.
Salcido impressed at the World Cup finals for Mexico and, in addition to playing at left-back, can fill a variety of positions.
Speaking after securing a first win as Fulham manager courtesy of a 6-0 Carling Cup thrashing of Port Vale, Hughes revealed his interest in Salcido.
Hughes aims to push through a deal for the 30-year-old and is not ruling out further arrivals at Craven Cottage before Tuesday's transfer deadline.
"We're looking to obviously add to the quality we undoubtedly have," Hughes told Sky Sports News.
"If we can conclude deals right up to the window then that's what we'll look to do.
"We've enquired, obviously, about Salcido and hopefully we will get that one over the line.
"He is a player that I think will help us in terms of his flexibility and his ability to play a number of positions.
"That's important for us and hopefully we can conclude that one."
Hughes added: "We are looking to have quality in all positions. Left-back is a position we are a little light in.
"It is not a foregone conclusion that Paul Konchesky goes because we are looking to bring someone else in."