Blackburn Rovers insist midfielder Tugay is not leaving Ewood Park this week.
Hughes said: "Tugay knows how we feel about him - we love him.
"He's technically one of the best players in the club and the Premier League.
"He's at a stage where he will get a number of games.
"He knows that. There's very few players of his ilk so you can't afford to let them go."