Martin Jol admits he is looking to bolster Fulham's midfield and striking ranks before the new season gets under way.
The Cottagers have yet to spend any money during the summer transfer window, with three free agents and a loanee drafted in so far.
Jol is, however, hoping to bring further fresh faces into Craven Cottage.
Much of his effort so far has been spent trying to keep key players out of the clutches of a rival, but the Dutchman is ready to run his attention back to additions.
"If everything stays as it is I am pretty satisfied, and we are still working to get two or three players in," Jol told Sky Sports News HD.
"It depends on what happens. You've heard all the rumours about the big players, our good players, so hopefully they will stay. We want them to stay, that is important."
Pressed on which areas of his squad he feels are in the most need of strengthening, Jol admits that creativity and goals figure prominently on his wish list.
He added: "You saw Danny Murphy go. I wanted him to stay but he went to Blackburn, they offered him a two-year deal.
"Then Dickson (Etuhu), he wanted to play games and was asking me for the last couple of months, so we had to let him go as well.
"We need at least a midfield player, in the midfield area.
"Up front, we lost four strikers - Orlando Sa went, Bobby Zamora, the Pog (Pavel Pogrebnyak), Andy Johnson went.
"We have got two, (Hugo) Rodallega and (Mladen) Petric, so at least we need one or two strikers as well."