Gary Bowyer is to thrash out budgets with the Blackburn Rovers board as he prepares to dip back into the transfer market.
The Ewood Park boss is due to travel to India this week to discuss monetary matters with owners Venky's.
He is eager to discover what he will have to work with this summer, as he attempts to keep Blackburn moving in the right direction.
Bowyer appreciates that he will be asked to cut costs and that there will be no repeat of a busy 2013 in which he acquired 12 fresh faces, but he also feels that additions are essential if progress is to be made.
He said in the Lancashire Telegraph: "We can't stand still.
"We've got to add and improve in certain areas.
"We need to challenge the existing squad in order to push them further and improve them, but I wouldn't expect anywhere near the amount of players we brought in last summer.
"We have to reduce the wage bill.
"Financial Fair Play is being talked about a lot and that is something we have to take into consideration.
"We have players out on loan at the moment who might generate a bit of interest.
"We might see one or two of them depart but if not, we have to deal with that and manage that."