Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has admitted that a lack of funds is likely to scupper any plans he has for major transfer moves in the New Year.
Southgate is keen to add a couple of experienced performers to his squad, as he tries to push Boro up into the top half of the Premier League table.
He told the Evening Gazette: "We have targets, but we have more targets than funds. We know the areas we'd like to strengthen and we have ideas on how we might do it.
"We've started moving in a specific direction. I spent only £500,000 last summer and knocked £7million off the wage bill.
"We'd still like a little bit more seniority if we can do it and maybe improve the strength in depth. We have identified the positions we need to strengthen.
"But you never know what you can do in January, because it's a difficult time to do business.
"We have what we have. That's what we're working with and, if nothing happens over the next couple of months, then we're comfortable with our situation."