Hughes says his budget will be capped as he tries to revamp his squad. The Welshman has broken the Potters’ transfer record in successive summers, paying £12m for Xherdan Shaqiri in 2015 and £18m last summer for Giannelli Imbula. But with Premier League fees expected to sour again this summer, Hughes says Stoke will be keeping spending in check. “The owners have put a huge investment into the club and that’s why we are an established Premier League club,” said Hughes.