Blackburn Rovers fullback Michel Salgado says they must shelve hopes of signing Schalke star Raul.
Salgado says they must not lose their focus over the Raul rumours.
The former Real Madrid defender, who played with Raul at the Bernabeu, said: "We need to know now the players are committed to the team and the club.
"If we are focused we can turn things around easily and if we know who's going to be playing with us.
"We are talking about new signings and rubbish like that but we need to focus in the games because the Premier League is too demanding and too tight.
"You can see every year it becomes even tighter so you have to be focused in any game.
"We're days away from the window closing and we don't know if new signings are coming or if any other players are leaving. That's very difficult. We need to know that as soon as possible.
"It's very difficult for the manager to work like that and we need to help him.
"I hope we see a different Blackburn in September."