The Championship leaders had what Forest boss Billy Davies called a "derisory" bid for the defender turned down on Wednesday.
Davies holds Perch in high regard and insists he will not be leaving the City Ground but Hughton is not giving up hope of luring the 24-year-old to St James' Park.
Hughton told Sky Sports News: "The situation with that is the club have made an official offer for him. It was done through the correct channels and we will see what happens."
Source: Team Talk