Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway admits they're scrambling to make the right signings.
Holloway says he's playing catch-up after Palace were promoted via the playoffs.
He said: "We have got to hone down some targets, but this week has probably been one of the worst of my life because things have broken down for all different reasons.
"It's just an accumulation of coming into this so late. I was half expecting it but it is a little bit worse than it's been before.
"I thought we were signing someone the other day and they went somewhere else. It's all a bit crazy really. You get phone calls, and phone calls on phone calls from people who are not even anything to do with the deal and then suddenly they think they are."