Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident landing their transfer targets.
Their recruitment drive will continue amid the schedule - with a striker a top priority after the recent sale of Carlos Tevez - but Pellegrini is prepared to be patient.
He said: "I am not sure if they can arrive when we are in South Africa and Hong Kong.
"It is important to arrive the players we need, we are not in a hurry. We have different choices and we hope we can get the players we want."