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Having arrived at Loftus Road this summer as a free agent, the England keeper could make a swift exit in January following Brazilian shot-stopper Julio Cesar's arrival from Inter

Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes says he will not stand in Robert Green's way if he chooses to leave the club in January.

The England international only joined the Loftus Road outfit this summer as a free agent, but his position as number one has quickly come under threat, following a couple of below par performances and the arrival of highly accomplished Inter stopper Julio Cesar.

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Hughes understands that 32-year-old Green may seek a move in search of first-team football, and while it may not be his direct concern at the moment, he said a move for the goalkeeper may benefit both parties.

He told Sky Sports News: "That isn't my concern. That may concern Rob in terms of his international standing but from my point of view I have got to make sure we are strong as a club.

"If in the future any of my keepers came to me and said they felt their future lay elsewhere then we can have a conversation about that and make a decision that benefited everyone.

"But at the moment it's early days and the challenge is there for all my keepers.

"It's a difficult situation for Rob but the opportunity to bring in Julio Cesar came very quickly and it's one that we felt as a club we couldn't ignore.

"On a football level and a business level, we needed to do it because you don't get opportunities like that very often."

Julio Cesar is set to make his QPR debut on their visit to the Etihad Stadium to face the Premier League champions Manchester City.

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