The Mirror reports that Rodgers is stepping up his chase for the England Under-21 international.
Rodgers see Hughest as a potential long-term replacement for Anfield legend Steven Gerrard.
Hughes sustained a hip injury during Tuesday night’s Championship draw at Bolton.
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.