... wasn't that an offer he KNEW would fall on deaf ears?
That is like West Brom offering to take Kevin Nolan on loan!
They would be laughed out of St James' Park ... just as Kevin Blackwell laughed at Hughton when he made "the kind offer".
Hughton initially tried to sign the 25-year-old York-born player in August and also made a second enquiry ahead of the loan transfer deadline.
Hughton: "Matt Kilgallon is one of a few players we have had an interest in.
"The bigger time for us is the window and we have got to make sure we do the right business then."
Hughton - to date - has only be allowed loan deals or out-of-contract players with Danny Simpson, Marlon Harewood, Zurab Khizanishvili, Peter Lovenkrands and Fabrice Pancrate his only signings.