Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has pledged "new money" to help new manager Craig Brown when the transfer window opens.
Milne promised to find cash from outside the budget in order to persuade Brown to leave Motherwell for Pittodrie.
Brown is set to make former Livingston full-back David McNamee his first signing when weather conditions allow him to travel north, with some more deals likely next month.
Milne told Red TV: "There`s not bags of money available in Scottish football, that`s just the reality.
"But we said to Craig and Archie that we would work with them to find money to enable them to make the moves they want to make in January.
"The moves they make will probably end up being a combination of some new money and maybe moving some players on that they don`t feel are part of their long-term plans."