Albion fans were last night still hoping their club would complete a record-breaking transfer swoop.

But well-placed sources were giving nothing away about their chances of signing Alkmaar winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

At least one Dutch media outlet believed the two clubs to be close to agreeing a fee in excess of £20 million, which would comfortably surpass the £14.5 million Albion paid PSV for Jurgen Locadia in January.

The Iran wideman has been of interest to Albion for some time with Leicester City also keen.

Asked whether supporters could expect more good news, Hughton told The Argus: “That I don’t know, I must admit.

“As I’ve said, we are happy with the squad we have got.

“But we have a chairman who wants us to have as good a squad as we can come the start of the season.”

Sam Baldock, who is believed to be of interest to Reading, did not play in friendlies on Friday, against Crawley, or Saturday, at AFC Wimbledon.

But Hughton said that was down to hard work already put in during pre-season.

He said: “Sam at this moment has had a good pre-season so far.

“Sometimes we look at lads’ minutes and what they are putting in and Sam is very high.

“He is a very fit lad so we chose to leave him out and I would think he would be involved some time on Tuesday.”

Hull City could come back with a second offer for Ollie Norwood or Jiri Skalak – or both – after their initial double bid turned down.

But it is thought wages might be a stumbling block.

Norwood converted a penalty in the 2-1 defeat at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Hughton said: “They are two players who, in Jiri’s case, almost went out on loan last season and, of course, Ollie Norwood did.

“I think they are two players who are very much part of what we are doing here but with the chance that yes, they might go. It’s not a secret.”

Updated: 12.07pm with missing quotes