Hull City boss Phil Brown is hoping to have 'two or maybe three' new arrivals signed up as quickly as possible.
The Tigers have endured a frustrating summer in the transfer market, failing to land any of their top targets to date.
Fraizer Campbell, Michael Owen and Marc-Antoine Fortune were all identified as options to bolster the clubs attacking options, but all have opted to move elsewhere.
A protracted move for Fulham frontman Bobby Zamora also remains up in the air, with the player reported to be reluctant to move to the KC Stadium.
Brown admits finding an elusive striker remains his main priority, and he insists he is closing on a number of fresh faces.
"The striker is the final piece of the jigsaw," he said.
"It is not one we are looking for it is one or two. It is proving difficult.
"There are vastly-inflated prices and vastly-inflated deals on the table but unfortunately that is the nature of the game at the moment.
"We have our valuation of players out there and the chairman (Paul Duffen) and I will be sitting down and talking long and hard about moving these deals forward as quickly as possible so that when we arrive back in England (after the Asia Cup) hopefully two or maybe three will be putting pen to paper."