Mark Hughes wants Adrian Mariappa at Queens Park Rangers Football Club.
The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the best defenders in England outside of the Premier League, and was a major target for Newcastle United in January.
However, Alan Pardew failed to persuade Watford to sell a player who progressed through the ranks at Vicarage Road, despite making two firm bids.
It is now believed that Hughes has made Mariappa a target for his QPR back four, and will table a bid if Premier League football is still on the Loftus Road menu next season.
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