Hughton insisted City's successful pursuit of Nathan Redmond in the face of fierce competition from their top flight rivals underlines they can compete in a tough market.
"We have got no particular number on how many more will come in. We are no different to anybody else. We won't bring in unless we feel it benefits us," he said. "We did well in our finishing position last season, despite a difficult couple of months towards the end. We had a decent season and our aim is to show that same stability in the league. If we can improve the squad and it is right we will. If not, we are happy where we are.
"What we have to do is accentuate the positives. There is no doubt that in certain cases it is difficult to compete with some clubs. You could say they are after a different type of player that we realistically know we can get. That is the market we are in but we are in the same bracket as a number of other clubs and we can give them an option of a team who have been in the Premier League for a couple of seasons. We are able to give them a club that is not a stranger to the top division, historically, and in a wonderful part of the country to live. For most quality players it is about playing at the top level."