Norwich City chief David McNally admits the winter market has proved "tricky".
McNally admitted the fact of the matter is January recruitment remains an expensive business.
"There is still lots and lots of time left," said McNally. "Are there prices being quoted that we find a surprise? Yes, probably.
"There was an enquiry we made for an international player and the transfer fee we were quoted probably would buy the average Premier League squad.
"So it's tricky. The best time to do your trading is between May and September when you can properly work on squad reconstruction. January is always hard and prices are certainly inflated."