Plymouth Argyle boss Paul Sturrock has warned that he will not be held to ransom by agents as he bids to strengthen his squad further.
Sturrock has brought in just Graham Stack, Karl Duguid and Jason Puncheon so far this summer and is being frustrated in his efforts to land more new faces.
He fumed: "Agents seem to have decided that there's a certain band of wages that everybody should be paid at this club. I'm afraid to say that we just can't go down that road.
"There's a certain wage that we're prepared to move on to for one or two players.
"There's also a certain wage that some people are holding out for like a gun to our head at this minute in time and that we could just not realistically afford.
"We realise that there are one or two players that we are going to have to push the boat out for as far as transfer money and wages are concerned.
"We need that type of player to come and play in our first team."