The Ulsterman says offers are in for several targets.
"There are always other barriers and difficulties. At this moment, there are ongoing negotiations on a few targets.
"We hope we're close to some deals. I need to evaluate the players we have and assess the squad and bring some in to bring freshness to the group.
"As a manager you want them in sooner rather than later, but the main thing is to get them in before the beginning of the season. If we do that, our job will be done."