Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is seeking a bigger summer transfer budget.
Lambert believes the club still has the reputation to attract stars â€“ but acknowledges it is all down to finances and how heavily chairman Randy Lerner backs him.
He said: â€œYouâ€™re always looking to try and improve but a lot will have to do with finances. But we have to go strong. We have to improve. We have to build and be better, we have to go higher.
â€œI never wanted this, thatâ€™s for sure. You have to get it up there. Weâ€™ve got to try and finish as high up as we can because, obviously, the finances get stronger.
â€œA lot will depend on finances, as to what you can do. Iâ€™m sure myself, Paul Faulkner and Randy will sit at end of it and see what we can do. Thatâ€™s the crux of it."
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