Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has detailed his early plans for the summer market.
"I feel we need centre-backs, at least two," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"Radhi Jaidi has now gone, Liam Ridgewell is out injured for the best part of six to nine months from here on in.
"We as well need someone in midfield who can take the ball. We are hoping to sign Lee Bowyer also, we are still waiting on answers from him.
"So that would be two midfielders.
"And then there's a determination to get players in for the forward areas, those who can make a difference.
"Djimi Traore is someone we would want to add to the squad as well, and there's a willingness there from him.
"As I said a wee while ago, we probably need 10 players.
"Dave Sullivan said he thought we needed five; maybe somewhere in between is accurate.
"But 10 is still the case as far as I'm concerned and the priority just now are a couple of centre-backs and a midfielder - as well as Bowyer - who takes great authority with the football."