Thursday, 12 January 2012
Hughes set to make Alex first singing
New QPR manager Mark Hughes has said he is eager to secure a deal for transfer-listed Chelsea defender Alex. Reports this week claimed QPR have already launched a bid for Alex - and, while Hughes stopped short of confirming that, he did reveal his admiration for the Brazil international. Hughes said. "Alex is very much in that [top quality] level and we would hope to bring that quality of player to the club if that's possible." Alex slapped Chelsea with a transfer request last year after finding himself marginalised under boss Andre Villas-Boas, who prefers to start with David Luiz and John Terry in central defence. He has not featured for the club since the Carling Cup defeat to Liverpool on November 29.