Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish admits they can't compete at the top end of the transfer market.
McLeish, whose side visit Everton on Saturday, said: "There are a bunch of super clubs that are very difficult for everyone else to compete with in the long run. They are on a different planet.
"But, in one-off games there is always a possibility with the great competitiveness of the Barclays Premier League, that you will get results.
"We can't compete with the super clubs, there is no doubt about it. Everybody in football, no matter who it is, has their price.
"But time and time again we've said we are looking to get the finances on an even keel."