Bournemouth manager Kevin Bond remains confident that he will be able to attract quality recruits to the club this summer.
Bond currently has less than ten players under contract and the recent exit of striker James Hayter to Doncaster Rovers has left the Cherries boss with plenty of work to do.
He told the Daily Echo: "I have no doubt I will get players in and getting the right ones for me and the club is the challenge ahead.
"I'm pretty much building a football team from scratch and I don't think any manager minds building a brand new team.
"A problem is that with bringing in several players together, you never quite know how they will gel.
"I was looking for strikers before we lost James, so the situation hasn't changed. Bringing in a striker isn't a priority, it's a necessity."