Sven Goran Eriksson expects to complete another signing in the next few days.
The Swede has brought in eight new faces since being appointed Manchester City boss and is excited about the coming season.
He accepts that it will take time for the squad to settle but is confident his side will be ready for their opening game of the Premier League season against West Ham.
"We have one week to try and make a team of it but the situation is like this and we have to make the best of it," he told Sky Sports News.
"We can't be ready yet but one week is a long time and I hope we will be ready for the game against West Ham."
Eriksson is looking to secure one more player on Monday but has refused to confirm whether the next arrival will be his first English signing.
"We will see," he explained. "We have been looking for British players but we have a lot in the squad, I think eight or nine.
"I will never comment on the rumours but we will see in the next three or four days
"On Monday I think we will have one more, and then it is hard work before the start of the season."
Eriksson hails quartet
Presenting his latest four signings to the media, Eriksson lavished praise on Brazilian playmaker Elano, striker Valeri Bojinov and highly-rated defensive duo Javi Garrido and Vedran Corluka.
"Of course I'm very happy and I think everyone at the club is very happy, the fans as well," said the manager.
"Around me are really good, young football players, both for the future and for now.
"We have a very good left defender (Garrido), a lot of goals (Bojinov), a lot of fantasy and goals (Elano) and an extremely good central defender and right-back (Corluka).
"I am quite confident they will do very, very well for Manchester City."