It is understood deals for his former Wigan players Arouna Kone and Antolin Alcaraz are almost done.
"They are players that I know really, really well. I worked with them really closely and they are players that are used to the Premier League and the British game," he told evertontv.
"You will always get those sorts of situations but at the moment we are still looking to try to bring the right characters to the football club.
"We need to remember that we have a very strong team at the club, but in the same way we don't want to close the window without feeling stronger than we were when the window opened.
"I'm sure that we will have many other names mentioned and hopefully we are going to get the right characters to represent our football club."