Fulham boss Martin Jol is planning to buy in January.
Jol brought in free agents Giorgos Karagounis and Mickael Tavares after the summer window closed in a bid to beef up his side and there look set to be more new faces arriving in west London.
"If you would have told me in May that in December Bryan Ruiz won't be there through injury, Mousa Dembele and Clint Dempsey had gone, I would have thought it would be almost impossible," Jol said.
"Of course we will always look to strengthen, but the January transfer period is not an ideal one.
"The good players will stay at their clubs or you can't afford them because clubs are asking too much money, but we will come up with something.
"We always look to strengthen the squad because we lost players."