Hughton has recruited Jonas Gutierrez on loan from the Magpies, although the midfielder is ineligible to face his parent club, and reports suggested the Canaries were looking to add Taylor, as well as Blackburn centre-back Scott Dann and Lazio’s Michael Ciani.
Chris Hughton: “We are at the stage now where I am sure you are going to tell me quite a few names.
“What we have done is to try to make ourselves as active and busy as possible, and amongst that there will always be names which are bounded about.
“The large majority we always find have no substance and some will be because of agents asking questions or names that have been put to us.
“We can only do what is best to do, and that is to let you know when anything is fact.
“It (Steven Taylor) is another one, probably because of my association (with Newcastle), and that one (Ciani), no, again it would be the rumour mill going around.
“We do make phone calls and do make enquiries to see if players are going to be available or not and amongst that there is always going to be some speculation, but there are certainly no facts.
“We are looking for players who will improve the squad and we would definitely like to add to it.
“(If there is) any way we can improve what we have this week, then we are working very hard to be able to do that.”