"You are always looking for world-class players to join your team and make things better. Yakubu is one such player and I'll be glad if he and players of his stature join us.
"I'm a defender and I'm looking for good midfielders and attackers who can take the pressure off me. If the move doesn't happen there are already players here who can keep us in the fight.
"Could we ever win the Premier League? It's absolutely possible if we build on our recent successes.
"If we build on our European experience this season plus investments in players, we can challenge the top four for the title."