Stoke have closed the door on any possibility of midfielder
The Stoke City boss is a man under increasing pressure, as his side are currently in the relegation zone in the Premier League. There have been rumours circulating that his job is under threat and it has been reported that Hughes and the club's board have apparently held a meeting about his future.
But the manager has recently played down suggestions that he looked for assurances over his position at the club and insisted a meeting that took place on Thursday was about transfers.
According to Sky Sports, when asked whether he looked for assurances, the 54-year-old said: "Why would I seek it? I don't need it.
"It's just business as usual. I didn't attempt to ask the owners about my future, I went there with the sole purpose of getting an understanding of what we're doing in January. That's what I got, an indication in terms of that, so it was a good meeting and one we can move forward from."