Fulham boss Martin Jol is hoping the Cottagers get lucky with signing players this month.
"As a lot of other teams will tell you, we are very close [to bringing in players] but there are so many other teams involved," Jol said.
"If you want a good player, other teams are there to try and jump on it so we have to be very inventive.
"We don't have a lot to spend, to be honest, so we have to be very creative.
"It'll be not good to tell you the areas we need to strengthen but we try to get one or two players in to strengthen the squad.
The Dutchman was more forthcoming when it came to two midfielders at former club Tottenham, Jake Livermore and Huddlestone.
"Jake Livermore went to QPR, as you all well know, so he is off the list," Jol said.
"Over the last six years I had an interest in Tom Huddlestone, but he was injured and then went to Stoke.
"I think he failed a medical there but I am not sure, so he went back to Spurs.
"If Tom is fit, he is always in the back of my mind but as I told you before, I won't speculate on names. I can't say Tom is not on my list because I like him.
"I always keep an eye on him, even when he is not coming here."