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Fulham manager Mark Hughes has revealed that he plans to bolster his squad in the January transfer window.

Hughes spent the majority of the summer trying to keep his best players but was forced to bring in a new left-back when Paul Konchesky left for Liverpool.

He admits he was lucky to land a player of Carlos Salcido’s calibre, while the acquisition of Moussa Dembele has also proved to be a good bit of business.

But the Welshman will approach things differently in the New Year and is already drawing up a list of targets.

He said: “Things are being put into place so we can be proactive rather than reactive as we were last time.

“We spent time trying to hang on to Paul Konchesky. But when that didn’t happen it was fortunate we had a viable option in Carlos Salcido straight away.

“Mousa Dembele was someone I had admired for a number of seasons – so when it was flagged up he might be available we moved very quickly.

“Sometimes negotiations can drag on for weeks – and sometimes they take 24 hours.”