Hughton believes the pace will start to quicken across the board as the clock ticks towards this month's deadline.
"What we have seen, certainly in the last few windows, is a tremendous amount of transfers being done in the last few days," he said. "That allows teams to lift the prices and perhaps a little bit of desperation comes into play as well. Invariably what happens is a late rush so for as much as everybody says it might not happen, the last few days are always busy for most clubs. We are doing as much work as we can, not just these weeks during January, but the months leading into this period. If it is right and appropriate to do some business then we will do."