Martin Jol has admitted there are one or two transfer targets that could prove viable acquisitions for Fulham in the January transfer window.
Jol pulled off a coup over the summer with the signing on Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov but accepts that attempting to get players over the winter is an entirely different affair.
With the losses of Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey still to be covered, there is work for the Fulham manager to do but, it seems, the wheels are already in motion.
"We showed that we are able to get players in, even when they are not on the market because if players are on the market it is different," said Jol.
"If you were president, chairman or chief executive at another club you never try and get rid of your best players - so we have to try and be inventive.
"We have to try to get the players who are not playing well or not fitting in at their other clubs, but they have to be better than the players we have got so we will come up with one or two solutions.
"We are looking for good players and they are always under contracts with other clubs, you have to pay but if they are playing well, we wouldn't sell [Dimitar] Berbatov now, it means other clubs won't do that.
"It is not an easy situation but we know maybe one or two players who are having problems at their clubs - we always look to strengthen and if it possible we will do it."