"We have put bids on the table and some have been rejected at the level we have pitched them," he admitted.
"I am sure that this week we will be making more offers. What we are trying to do is make sure that when we do make those offers they are at a level that clubs will actually discuss. They are players that we want to attract so there is no point going in at a level that you know is going to be dismissed out of hand.
"It is about getting the balance and the pitch of the offer right and if you do that then more often than not a deal can be concluded more quickly. Long draw out deals tend to test everyone's patience so it is better to look at the market, look at what you think the club that has the player would want and go in at that level. If valuations are way out of kilter then it becomes more drawn out.
"I have highlighted players that I think will help and then that is taken over by Garry Cook and Paul Aldridge and they conclude the deals. Managers always want a turnover of players because new faces give everyone a lift."