Blackburn are keen on a summer move for Valenciennes defender Rudy Matter, according to reports.
Matter has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and French sources suggest that Blackburn scouts have been to watch the right full-back.
The 27-year has just one year remaining on his contract at the Parc des Princes and Blackburn boss Hughes could make a bid at the end of the season after admitting he will be given money to spend.
"I am hoping to bring in other players," Hughes told the Daily Mirror. "I will have money this year to go into the market place and get some players.
"They are not cheap, but there will be a certain amount I can work with and that will help us.
"It's important that we keep progressing. You have to sometimes change personnel and improve the quality of the first XI and that's where I will spend the money."