Mark Hughes is set to raid his former club after Queens Park Rangers agreed a fee with Manchester City for Nedum Onouha.
The former England U21 star has been frozen out at Man City by Roberto Manchini and Hughes is keen to link up with a player that he coached during his time in charge at City.
We’ve obviously expressed an interest and I think it is progressing,” he said.
“I don’t think we are at a point where we can confirm or really say it will definitely happen. We’re hopeful but it has not been confirmed yet.
“There has been conversations between both clubs and if we can make it happen we will be delighted.
“I am not sure if we have totally been given permission to speak to the boy but certainly the two clubs are talking. Faxes are going back and forth, emails and what have you.
“I would like to think at some point today I’ll be able to speak to him directly and make him understand what we want to do here.”
Hughes said of the deal “