The Canaries boss is keen to add a forward to his goal-shy side, and has admitted an interest in bringing the 28-year-old Sierra Leone international to Carrow Road
Only Aston Villa, QPR and Stoke have scored fewer goals than the Canaries in the Premier League his season, prompting unsuccessful bids for Swansea forward Danny Graham and Celtic's Gary Hooper.
Luciano Becchio is also thought to be under consideration after handing in a transfer request at Leeds, as well as QPR's Jamie Mackie, but Hughton is also casting his net a little further by looking at USA-based Kamara.
"Kei Kamara is a player we have made enquiries about, but any progress remains behind closed doors," the former Newcastle boss told reporters.
Sierra Leone international Kamara scored 11 goals in the MLS last season, and spent a week on trial with Stoke in December, but could now be set for a second chance to move to the Premier League after failing to earn a deal at the Britannia.