Marco Silva is under consideration by Premier League duo Everton and Southampton - but he's been linked with Primeira Liga champions Benfica.
Hughes is expected to be named Southampton boss by some media outlets.
The former Watford manager is among the early favourites to succeed Mauricio Pellegrino at Southampton.
Southampton have sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino.
Everton have been linked with Marco Silva this season, but he could be heading to Benfica.
Former Watford manager Marco Silva has turned down the chance to replace Alan Pardew at West Brom with Everton's own coaching situation unclear.
West Bromwich Albion have decided to keep Alan Pardew as manager for their next game.
Winger Andre Carrillo is currently on loan at Watford.
Everton could again be in the market for a new manager this summer.
Everton went all out to appoint Marco Silva when he was in charge at Watford.