David Moyes admits he is unlikely to bring in any players this month who will make a notable difference to his Sunderland team.
“I’d be kidding you on if I said the players we are going to bring in in January are going to massively make a big difference,” he said.
“First of all, we probably couldn’t get that level of player and, secondly, we probably wouldn’t have the finances to do that.
“To suggest that the player we bring in would be making a big difference, I think, wouldn’t be correct.”
“I can just tell you that we have been in for a few players and we are trying to see if we can bring things in.”
With rumours rife about players both joining the club and leaving, Moyes stressed much of the transfer talk he has heard has been inaccurate.
He said: “I’m sure there can be an element of truth in some of them, others there’s none. Sometimes you play the game and you’re telling everybody about transfers when there’s not.
“I think we have been linked with about four of five players this week and I can tell you the players we’re in for, it’s been none of them.”