Hull City chairman Adam Pearson has indicated cash will be available for team strengthening in Janaury.
But with a pressing need to offload a top-heavy first-team squad, supporters have been warned not to expect a flood of new faces at the KC Stadium.
"The major factor for January would be how many players we were able to move out," Pearson told the Hull Daily Mail.
"A lot would depend on where we are in the league. If we're battling in and around the relegation zone then we'll find the finance to bring in one or two new players, but that will depend on players going out.
"We think that with some diligent hard work and proper management, and working in conjunction with the players, we'd hope to move some on. Then you can look again at what you're able to do."