The Potters have been strongly linked with the United States international, who has only been with the club since May this year, and Hughes is looking to make the 20-year-old his third signing of the summer.
"We are hopeful of progressing that. He's a good young player and we feel he's got potential and we would like that to happen," Hughes told BBC Radio Stoke.
The former Queens Park Rangers boss has already brought in new recruits for the new Premier League campaign in the form Erik Pieters from PSV and Marc Muniesa from Barcelona.
Agudelo is out of contract with his current club in December and the rising speculation is that the young striker is closing in on a move to the Britannia Stadium.
If the former New York Red Bulls and Chivas USA man moves to the club he will become the fourth US international on the books alongside Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Maurice Edu.
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