West Brom boss Tony Mowbray insists there's plenty of work going on behind-the-scenes in the transfer market.
Mowbray said: "I would hope there will be a few more coming in before the season starts - three, four, five, who knows?
"But sometimes the expectations from players' advisors are way beyond where we can go.
"But the search for new players is continuing. There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes. Some targets get pretty close to coming to fruition and then disappear.
"On the other hand, we continue to get closer to the finish line with other targets.
"I would like a few more bodies in, but they have to be of the right quality. If you can't get the right quality you just have to keep going."
Mowbray added: "For me by the end of this window, hopefully we've got a squad together that can compete for the first three or four months of the season and do okay.
"If we need to do anything in January, hopefully we are in a position where we can continue to strengthen which we must do.
"Hopefully the bigger picture is we do well this year and this time next season we are adding again and continually improving."