MEGSON PLAYS DOWN HUGHES LINK
By Jamie Dixon
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hughes has been linked with a move to the Premiership numerous times since he scored 32 goals for West Brom in the 1998/99 season, and he has said in the past that he may have to leave The Hawthorns at some point in the future if he is to realise his dream of playing in the top flight in England.
"The Premiership is my objective," said Hughes. "Any pro wants to play at the highest level, although my dream has always been to achieve this with Albion."
However, Villa look set to again be disappointed in their search for a new striker to bring to Villa Park, after being frustrated in their efforts to bring South African hit-man Benni McCarthy to the Midlands, as Megson stated quite clearly this week that Hughes is not for sale.
"As far as I am concerned he is not for sale," said the Baggies boss.
Hughes has already scored 14 goals this season, forming an impressive partnership with summer signing Jason Roberts, and his goals have helped guide the club to fourth in the table.